An Entry-Level Farm Hand earns an average wage of AU$19.84 per hour.

AU$23,508 - AU$54,301
AU$24K
AU$36K
AU$54K
MEDIAN: AU$35,985
10%
50%
90%
AU$15.74 - AU$23.46
AU$16
AU$20
AU$23
MEDIAN: AU$19.84
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$54K
Salary AU$23,508 - AU$54,301
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,203
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$30,943 - AU$50,952
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 192
Hourly Data AU$0AU$33
Hourly Rate AU$15.74 - AU$23.46
Hourly Tips AU$1.67
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$33.40
Annual Data AU$0AU$50K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,203
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$30,943 - AU$50,952
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 583

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.

Farm Hand Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$40,992

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Key Stats for Farm Hand

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%