Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals Salary
Animal Farmworkers in the United States take home approximately $11.00 per hour on average. Just under a third enjoy medical while close to one-eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in ten. Men account for the majority of Animal Farmworkers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.
|Salary||$19,200 - $49,355|
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|$18,391 - $39,674|
|Hourly Rate||$8.71 - $15.97|
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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
Pay by Experience for a Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals has a positive trend. An entry-level Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 17 salaries. A Farmworker, Farm and Ranch Animals with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 8 salaries.
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