The average Farmworker & Greenhouse Laborer in the United States earns approximately $10.36 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in five, and fewer than one in twenty earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers (51 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,426 - $65,820
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$20K
$34K
$66K
MEDIAN: $33,839
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$8.39 - $15.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,426 - $65,820  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$18,093 - $35,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $15.25  
   
Overtime
$12.68 - $28.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$18,093 - $35,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $23K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $25K on average. On average, Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers make $29K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $28K.

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

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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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
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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