Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Salary

An average Farmworker & Greenhouse Laborer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.13 per hour. Male Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Nearly one-fourth enjoy medical while about one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Job satisfaction for Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,489 - $45,394

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$7.90 - $14.98

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,489 - $45,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
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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$17,047 - $35,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.90 - $14.98  
   
Overtime
$11.24 - $23.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
   
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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$17,047 - $35,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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 $22K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $23K on average. Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $25K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $24K on average.

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

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
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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