Farmworker / Laborer, Crop, Nursery, or Greenhouse Salary

The average Farmworker & Greenhouse Laborer in the United States earns approximately $10.07 per hour. Just under one in four enjoy medical while less than 10 percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. Most Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Farmworkers & Greenhouse Laborers (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,273 - $45,032
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,900
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$7.89 - $15.29
(Median)
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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).
)
$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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $21K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $24K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $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
up arrow 7%

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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