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Farmer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Farmer is $31,690 per year.
Farmer Salary (?
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$19,524 - $77,636
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MEDIAN: $31,689
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Farmer Salary (?
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$7.39 - $15.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$19,524 - $77,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $71,216  
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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$16,637 - $62,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.39 - $15.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $71,216  
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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$16,637 - $62,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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

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Experience Affects Farmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 66%