Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,170
25th Percentile Wage
$54,430
50th Percentile Wage
$78,280
75th Percentile Wage
$121,620
90th Percentile Wage
$158,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,280
9.15% -6.81%
2016
$71,120
0.67% -
2015
$70,640
-9.12% -
2014
$77,080
-15.40% -
2013
$88,950
6.00% -
2012
$83,610
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in state of California ranges from $32,690 to $132,770. The highest paying area for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in California is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $132,770. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Napa (mean annual salary $130,780). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $32,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$132,770
Napa
$130,780
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$122,450
Stockton
$117,620
Salinas
$97,480
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$93,330
Fresno
$93,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$90,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$90,020
Merced
$75,630
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$68,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$65,570
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$65,380
Bakersfield-Delano
$64,710
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$63,350
Visalia-Porterville
$58,490
Hanford-Corcoran
$50,610
Modesto
$49,780
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$49,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$48,460
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$32,690




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