The average hourly pay for a Farm Hand in Sydney, New South Wales is AU$19.77.
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AU$36,263 - AU$52,566
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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$19.00 based on 8 salaries. An early career Farm Hand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$19.41 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Farm Hand with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.29 based on 7 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Farm Hand in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (9.1% more) and Toowoomba, Queensland (6.3% more).
Years of Experience
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