The average Farmworker & Greenhouse Laborer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.48 per hour. Close to one-sixth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than five percent collect dental insurance. Men working as Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Women make up a slight majority of Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers (50 percent) survey respondents. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,700 - $58,626
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$34K
$59K
MEDIAN: $33,840
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$8.33 - $15.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$16,700 - $58,626  
   
Bonus
$1,600  
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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$17,494 - $36,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $15.38  
   
Overtime
$12.29 - $24.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,600  
   
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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$17,494 - $36,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Job Description for Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse

A farmworker/laborer (crops, nursery or greenhouse) is someone who helps raise, cultivate, and harvest fresh fruits, vegetables, or other plants for sale. Typically this employee works as part of a larger team in a farm situation or as part of a dedicated, smaller group in nurseries and greenhouses. These employees obviously work with plants and soil, and it is an ideal occupation for those who enjoy working outside.

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Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Tasks

  • Harvest crops in accordance with standards and hygiene rules.
  • Identify problems with crops or products and find ways to ensure their health.
  • Move products, materials, and supplies from one area to another.

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Pay by Experience Level for Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $24K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $24K on average. Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $29K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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