The average pay for a Farmer is $38,862 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$21,292 - $96,297
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$96K
MEDIAN: $38,861
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90%

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$8.76 - $18.95
(Median)
$8
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$21,292 - $96,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,366  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $50,507  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,771 - $70,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $18.95  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,366  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $50,507  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,771 - $70,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Farmer

A farmer performs a number of different roles on a farm, potentially working as a businessperson, laborer, manager, planner, and financier. Farmers must operate or maintain equipment such as milkers, combines, horse haulers, and trucks to move animals, grain, and crops. They also perform a number of labor-intensive tasks related to the animals and/or crops under their care.

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Farmer Tasks

  • Maintain and communicate operational and crop management records.
  • Hire, train, and supervise farm crew.
  • Ensure that farm operations and practices meet health, safety and environmental standards and regulations.
  • Manage and participate in daily farm operations such as crop planning, tillage work, planting, and more.
  • Make operational and crop management recommendations based on advancements in technology and new farming techniques.

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Pay by Experience Level for Farmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Farmer Reviews

What is it like working as a Farmer?

Farmer in Marlette:
"You are kept busy each day working at a fast pace."
Pros: Driving trucks during planting and harvest season.
Cons: The company doesn't take pride in their equipment.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Farmer in Indianapolis:
Long hours certain times of year, low pay per hour, good if you want to be outside and seeing a plant start as a seed and produce grain.

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Experience Affects Farmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Farmer Salaries


National Average
$31,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 3%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

Mechanic
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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