Farm Hand Salary

A Farm Hand earns an average wage of $10.81 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$18,334 - $46,316
$18K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,166
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50%
90%

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$8.43 - $16.60
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.30
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$0$46K
Salary $18,334 - $46,316
Bonus $387.83 - $6,234
Profit Sharing $509
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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$18,052 - $42,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $8.43 - $16.60
Hourly Tips $0.04
Overtime $10.03 - $25.06
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $387.83 - $6,234
Profit Sharing $509
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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$18,052 - $42,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 354

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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 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.

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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 Advice

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

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
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Farm Hand Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Late-Career
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 82%
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