Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Salary

Average Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers in the United States make around $10.16 per hour. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers are male. Medical benefits are awarded to one in four, and approximately one in ten earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,489 - $45,394
(Median)
$23K
$32K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,900
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$7.92 - $15.11
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,489 - $45,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,031  
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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$17,076 - $36,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.92 - $15.11  
   
Overtime
$11.28 - $24.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,031  
   
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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$17,076 - $36,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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

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

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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $22K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $24K. On average, Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $24K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 74%
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