Farmer Salary

The average salary for a Farmer is $33,994 per year.

$19,667 - $75,185
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$75K
MEDIAN: $33,993
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$7.94 - $19.17
(Median)
$7
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$19,667 - $75,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $146,807  
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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$19,136 - $63,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $19.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $146,807  
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).
)
$19,136 - $63,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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 48%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Farmer Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 7%

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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