The average hourly pay for a Farmer is $12.53.
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$9 - $20
$102 - $9,696
$14 - $51,521
$20,330 - $71,749
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Job Description for Farmer
A farmer performs a number of different roles on a farm, potentially working as a businessperson, laborer, manager, planner, and financier. Farmers must operate or maintain equipment such as milkers, combines, horse haulers, and trucks to move animals, grain, and crops. They also perform a number of labor-intensive tasks related to the animals and/or crops under their care. If the farmer is independent and manages their own land, they must have excellent business skills to fund all of their far…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Farmer
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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
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