Average Farmer Hourly Pay

$12.53
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$989
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Farmer is $12.53.
10%
$9.13
10%
$12.53
50%
$19.95
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90%
MEDIAN $12.53
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
Bonus
$102 - $9,696
Profit Sharing
$14 - $51,521
Total Pay
$20,330 - $71,749

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Job Description for Farmer

Farmer Tasks
  • Manage and participate in daily farm operations such as crop planning, tillage work, planting, and more.
  • Make operational and crop management recommendations based on advancements in technology and new farming techniques.
  • Ensure that farm operations and practices meet health, safety and environmental standards and regulations.
  • Maintain and communicate operational and crop management records.
  • Hire, train, and supervise farm crew.

Career Paths

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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Farmer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Farmer

Skills in Machine Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Heavy Equipment Operation and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Mechanical Tool Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Farmer

An entry-level Farmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.49 based on 13 salaries. An early career Farmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.19 based on 119 salaries. A mid-career Farmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.25 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Farmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.97 based on 96 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Farmer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 59.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Lodi, California (13.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (20.2% less), Hadley, Massachusetts (18.3% less) and Idaho Falls, Idaho (10.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 406 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
29.3%
Mid Career
24.9%
Experienced
23.6%
Late Career
19.0%