Farmer Salary

The average pay for a Farmer is $40,043 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$21,538 - $97,105
$22K
$40K
$97K
MEDIAN: $40,043
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50%
90%

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$8.70 - $19.23
$8
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.65
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$21,538 - $97,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,266  
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $50,167  
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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$19,930 - $71,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $19.23  
   
Overtime
$17.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,266  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $50,167  
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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$19,930 - $71,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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

  • 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.
  • Ensure that farm operations and practices meet health, safety and environmental standards and regulations.
  • Maintain and communicate operational and crop management records.
  • Hire, train, and supervise farm crew.

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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

Q: 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.

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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Key Stats for Farmer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Farmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲21%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Farmer Salaries


Operations Management
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼2%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼3%

Equipment Maintenance
▼8%

Mechanic
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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