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Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Salary

Earnings for Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers in the United States come in at around $10.35 per hour on average. One-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in five collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$20,608 - $62,747
(Median)
21K
33K
41K
63K
MEDIAN: $33,378
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$7.94 - $15.31
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,608 - $62,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$17,267 - $40,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $15.31  
   
Overtime
$11.33 - $23.25  
National Annualized 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
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
   
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).
)
$17,267 - $40,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
United States (change)

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 $22K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $24K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $26K. Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $24K.

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

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$24,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 66%