AU$41,174
Avg. Salary
AU$20.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$1,035

Bonus

AU$313

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Farm Hand is AU$20.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Farm Hand is AU$41,174 per year.

10%
AU$17.17
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AU$20.67
50%
AU$25.25
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MEDIAN AU$20.67
10%
AU$28k
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AU$41k
50%
AU$61k
90%
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MEDIAN AU$41,174
AU$28,129 - AU$60,930
AU$28K
AU$41K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$41,174
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90%
AU$17.17 - AU$25.25
AU$17
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.67
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$60K
Salary AU$28,129 - AU$60,930
Bonus AU$195 - AU$5,087
Profit Sharing AU$312
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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AU$32,869 - AU$54,374
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 24 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 333
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$17.17 - AU$25.25
Hourly Tips AU$0.67
Overtime AU$10.14 - AU$35.15
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
Bonus AU$195 - AU$5,087
Profit Sharing AU$312
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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AU$32,869 - AU$54,374
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 24 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 859

Job Description for Farm Hand

A farm hand is responsible for handling a myriad of tasks for a farming operation. They operate machinery to perform farm tasks, such as by using a tractor to initially plow soil into a planting condition. After initial plowing, the farm hand uses a seeder and planter to plant the seeds into the plowed soil; then, they use a spreader or sprayer to apply fertilizer. As the crops grow, the farm hand uses pesticides on the crops to prevent losses; after the crops reach maturity, the farm hand uses a harvester to harvest the crops. To appropriately use all of this machinery the farm hand must be well versed in safety practices and best practices. On top of using a variety of machinery, the farm hand is also responsible for maintaining and repairing the equipment they use.

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Farm Hand Tasks
  • Care for animals, including feeding, health observation, tracking animal movements and grooming.
  • Maintain farm equipment and shelters.
  • Operate farm equipment, including using tractors, irrigating for floods and transporting animals.

Common Career Paths for Farm Hand


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Pay by Experience Level for Farm Hand

Pay by Experience for a Farm Hand has a positive trend. An entry-level Farm Hand with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 768 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Farm Hand with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 343 salaries. An experienced Farm Hand which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 236 salaries. A Farm Hand with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 118 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$42,878

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Farm Hand Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Farm Hand?

Farm Hand in Annandale:
"Good."
Pros: Permanent work
Cons: Little opportunity

Farm Hand in Cohuna:
"Rewarding."
Pros: The flexibility with my family life andvthe out doors.
Cons: Being made redundant due to milk company cutting price of milk.

Farm Hand in Launceston:
"Dairy farm hand."
Pros: Lifestyle work experiences.
Cons: Nothing.

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Key Stats for Farm Hand

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Farm Hand Salaries

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
AU$43,000

▼1%

▼4%

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 97%