Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Salary

For Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers, hourly average wages total $10.07 per hour. Men account for the majority of Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Just over one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,273 - $45,032
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,900
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$7.89 - $15.29
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,273 - $45,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$16,881 - $35,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $15.29  
   
Overtime
$11.12 - $23.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$16,881 - $35,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $21K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $24K. Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $25K.

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

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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