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Highest Paying States for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

The highest paying states for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $93,440, Florida is the highest paying state for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers. It is followed by Pennsylvania (average annual salary $87,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Florida
$93,440
$59,480 120
2 Pennsylvania
$87,590
$48,900 40
3 Kentucky
$78,830
$40,380 110
4 New York
$77,050
$36,870 60
5 Ohio
$74,990
$47,630 70
6 Minnesota
$74,790
$43,060 60
7 Washington
$74,460
$55,300 130
8 California
$71,120
$38,240 1,240
9 Iowa
$70,470
$43,550 210
10 Arizona
$69,100
$23,580 110
11 Arkansas
$68,280
$50,560 130
12 Illinois
$66,870
$35,230 230
13 Wisconsin
$65,650
$39,000 50
14 Michigan
$65,240
$36,720 60
15 Louisiana
$62,750
$22,300 70
16 Maryland
$62,460
$31,450 60
17 Indiana
$61,450
$41,700 50
18 Idaho
$59,730
$43,050 140
19 Texas
$59,130
$40,680 340
20 Nebraska
$54,800
$21,330 100
21 Tennessee
$50,360
$34,890 70
22 Missouri
$48,720
$32,990 110
23 Oklahoma
$46,940
$33,190 140
24 Oregon
$46,930
$19,960 200
25 New Mexico
$46,420
$25,410 30

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers, Top Paying Jobs in America.