$30,379
Avg. Salary
$11.28
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,517

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Farm Hand is $11.28 per hour.

The average pay for a Farm Hand is $30,379 per year.

10%
$8.30
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$11.28
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$16.56
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MEDIAN $11.28
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$19k
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$30k
50%
$46k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $30,379
$18,848 - $46,382
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$46K
MEDIAN: $30,379
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$0$46K
Salary $18,848 - $46,382
Bonus $295 - $5,847
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $5,106
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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$17,889 - $41,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $8.30 - $16.56
Hourly Tips $0.67
Overtime $9.97 - $24.97
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $295 - $5,847
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $5,106
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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$17,889 - $41,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 640

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.

Common Career Paths for Farm Hand


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As Farm Hands transition into upper-level roles such as Diesel Technician, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Diesel Technicians earn $43K on average per year. A common career progression for a Farm Hand is to become a Farm Manager or a Farmer. Compared to Farm Hands, the first group earns $14K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

Farm Hand Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Farm Hand

Pay by Experience for a Farm Hand has a positive trend. An entry-level Farm Hand with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Farm Hand with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Farm Hand which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 119 salaries. A Farm Hand with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 42 salaries.

Farm Hand Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Farm Hand?

Farm Hand in New Madrid:
"On the farm."
Pros: Its 7 miles from my house
Cons: Low earning potential

Farm Hand in Andover:
"My Dream Job."
Pros: Close to home, friendly environment
Cons: Working outside in Minnesota winters

Farm Hand in Gallatin:
"Better pay."
Make sure it what you really want to do in life hard work little pay.

Farm Hand in Farwell:
"Long hours."
Long hours no time off.

Farm Hand in Lexington:
"Horses."
Pros: Love workingwith the horses.
Cons: People I work with.

Farm Hand in Gillett:
"Dont farm hand."
Look for time and a half after 40 hrs.

Farm Hand in Fairfield:
"Good."
Pros: The people are very nice and fun to be around.
Cons: My pay seems low, and paying for gas.

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Key Stats for Farm Hand

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Farm Hand Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 85%