Farm Manager Salary

With about one-half of Farm Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $24K to $73K per year and averages out to $44K annually. Cash earnings for Farm Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing — stretch from around $24K to approximately $73K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The vast majority of Farm Managers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while close to a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in six. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Farm Managers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,091 - $72,938
$25K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $45,085
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50%
90%

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$10.10 - $21.95
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.14
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$0$73K
Salary $25,091 - $72,938
Bonus $0.00 - $10,081
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,240
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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$24,119 - $73,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 457
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.10 - $21.95
Hourly Tips $0.93
Overtime $1.29 - $28.59
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,081
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,240
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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$24,119 - $73,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 133

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Job Description for Farm Manager

Farm managers are responsible for optimizing the production of their farms regarding either crops or livestock, as well as setting operating goals and business plans. This job often requires managing farmers and farm hands, so leadership skills are highly beneficial.

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Farm Manager Tasks

  • Oversee the operation of a farm, including planning and managing production and handling business administration.
  • Ensure farm operations and practices meet health, safety, and environmental standards and regulations.
  • Inspect farm buildings and equipment, making sure routine maintenance is carried out and repairs made when necessary.
  • Hire, train, and supervise workers and plan, coordinate, and direct their activities.
  • Plan and direct activities such as planting, growing, and harvesting crops or breeding and raising livestock.

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Popular Skills for Farm Manager


Survey results suggest that Farm Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Equipment Maintenance, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Heavy Equipment Repair as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Production Management and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Machine Operation tend to be well versed in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Farm Manager

Pay by Experience for a Farm Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Farm Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Farm Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Farm Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 208 salaries. A Farm Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 126 salaries.

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Key Stats for Farm Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Farm Manager Salaries

▲18%

▼0%

National Average
$43,000

▼3%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Farm Manager Salaries



National Average
$43,000

Equipment Maintenance
▼3%


People Management
▼15%

Production Management
▼16%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 57%
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