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Farmer Salary

The average salary for a Farmer is $34,309 per year.

$19,614 - $73,546
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$74K
MEDIAN: $34,309
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50%
90%

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$7.63 - $18.22
(Median)
$7
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$19,614 - $73,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $70,000  
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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$18,426 - $61,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.63 - $18.22  
   
Overtime
$4.50 - $17.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $70,000  
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).
)
$18,426 - $61,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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.

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Experience Affects Farmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 70%
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