Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Farm Hand is $12.09
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 $10.62 based on 24 salaries. An early career Farm Hand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.33 based on 289 salaries. A mid-career Farm Hand …Read more
What Do Farm Hands Do?
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
- 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.