Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals Salary
Animal Farmworkers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.61 per hour. Most Animal Farmworkers report high levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in ten collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Animal Farmworkers (86 percent) survey respondents are men.
|Salary||$19,072 - $49,132|
|Total Pay (||$18,306 - $38,921|
|Hourly Rate||$8.65 - $15.25|
|Total Pay (||$18,306 - $38,921|
Job Description for Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals
Farmworkers perform a multitude of tasks, most of which involve physical labor and tending to animals, such as cattle, sheep, swine, goats, or horses. In some farms, this type of work also includes baiting and feeding crawfish, harvesting crawfish traps, and refilling traps with food.Read More...
The main goal of a farm worker who deals with animals is to harvest products from the different animal crops. These products may include meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. To harvest them, the farmworker's array of duties includes feeding, watering, herding, grazing, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. It may also include artificially inseminating cattle and equines and providing preliminary care.
Prior experience with the machines used to harvest milk or other products is highly beneficial for this position, and the majority of the work is outdoors and can take place in extreme cold or heat. The hours typically begin early in the morning and can last all day, and they may be given tasks from a supervisor. While the work favors physical action, good knowledge of animal husbandry is also necessary, and they usually work with other farmworkers and ranch supervisors.
While educational requirements are not strict for this position, farmworkers have a wide range of tasks which may also include driving trucks, tractors, and other equipment for distributing feed to animals, operating animal husbandry equipment such as cattle chutes, dehorners, feed trailers, milking equipment and sterilizers, animal shearing, and clipping equipment, and more. They must be able to follow directions, yet there is also a high degree of freedom in this job, and they must be able to plan and execute tasks without immediate supervision.
Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals Tasks
- Care for animals, including feeding, health observation, tracking animal movements and grooming.
- Maintain farm equipment and shelters.
- Operate farm equipment, including using tractors, irrigating for floods and transporting animals.
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Pay by Experience Level for Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $23K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $25K. On average, Animal Farmworkers make $30K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Animal Farmworkers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $28K.
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