The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Farm Hand in Australia is AU$21.92.
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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 …Read more
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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Pay by Experience Level for Farm Hand
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$19.75 based on 284 salaries. An early career Farm Hand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.59 based on 598 salaries. An experienced Farm Hand with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.18 based on 206 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$23.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Farm Hand in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 10.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (7.2% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mildura, Victoria (12.1% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (7.4% less).
Years of Experience
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