$40,607
Avg. Salary
$12.65
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,026

Bonus

$3,500

Profit Sharing

$250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Farmer is $12.65 per hour.

The median Farmer has a base pay of $40,607. Salaries generally range from $23k to $101k. The median bonus is $1,026. Skills that can affect salary include Machine Operation, Mechanical Tool Repair, Operations Management, Heavy Equipment Repair, Equipment Maintenance, Mechanic.
$9.38
10%
$12.65
50%
$19.75
90%
MEDIAN $12.65
$23k
10%
$41k
50%
$101k
90%
MEDIAN $40,607
$23,205 - $101,248
$23K
$41K
$100K
MEDIAN: $40,607
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50%
90%

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$9.38 - $19.75
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MEDIAN: $12.65
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$0$101K
Salary $23,205 - $101,248
Bonus $0.00 - $10,106
Profit Sharing $13.91 - $51,355
Commission $250
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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$20,465 - $74,562
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 222
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $9.38 - $19.75
Overtime $9.73 - $31.21
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,106
Commission $250
Profit Sharing $13.91 - $51,355
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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$20,465 - $74,562
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 189

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Farmer


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Farmer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Farmer

Pay by Experience for a Farmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Farmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Farmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Farmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 78 salaries. A Farmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 40 salaries.

Farmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Farmer?

Farmer in Brookings:
"Excellent."
Pros: Variety
Cons: Small town

Farmer in Roodhouse:
"What roodhouse is like."
Pros: Small quiet town little drama and good weather which makes for good crops most of the time, are some droughts but still manageable.
Cons: Too many farmers trying to get big to fast and no one realizes the the smaller farmers even exist.

Farmer in Indianapolis:
Long hours certain times of year, low pay per hour, good if you want to be outside and seeing a plant start as a seed and produce grain.

Farmer in Corydon:
"If people didnt do what I do people would starve."
Work hard, put in long hours, don't be afraid to try new things.

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Key Stats for Farmer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Farmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Farmer Salaries


National Average
$32,000

Operations Management
▼4%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼5%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼6%

Equipment Maintenance
▼11%

Mechanic
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 70%