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Average Farm Hand Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$21.89
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AU$1,037
Bonus
AU$500
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The average hourly pay for a Farm Hand in Australia is AU$21.89.
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A$17.73
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A$21.89
90%
A$26.37
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Hourly Rate
AU$18 - AU$26
Bonus
AU$201 - AU$5,038
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$500
Total Pay
AU$36,155 - AU$57,535
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What Do Farm Hands Do?

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.

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Farm Hand
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Farm Hands?

An entry-level Farm Hand with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.08 based on 116 salaries. An early career Farm Hand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.49 based on 580 salaries. A mid-career Farm Hand with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.89 based on 288 salaries. An experienced Farm Hand with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.92 based on 191 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Employees with Farm Hand in their job title in Launceston, Tasmania earn an average of 5.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (4.4% more) and Perth, Western Australia (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (4.1% less), Brisbane, Queensland (3.9% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,305 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.9%
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
14.6%
Late Career
10.0%