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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 $89,090, New Jersey is the highest paying state for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers. It is followed by Pennsylvania (average annual salary $88,340). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 New Jersey
$89,090
$36,240 40
2 Pennsylvania
$88,340
$63,950 50
3 Kentucky
$87,080
$42,540 90
4 Virginia
$83,240
$56,290 30
5 New York
$82,950
$67,970 50
6 North Carolina
$82,650
$63,230 50
7 Florida
$79,940
$42,390 150
8 South Carolina
$79,910
$19,540 40
9 Washington
$78,340
$57,900 120
10 California
$78,280
$37,170 1,370
11 Minnesota
$77,190
$44,810 50
12 Nevada
$73,500
$41,090 40
13 Arizona
$73,210
$25,730 110
14 Ohio
$73,030
$47,030 80
15 Wisconsin
$72,480
$41,950 60
16 North Dakota
$72,260
$64,400 100
17 Connecticut
$71,680
$32,570 30
18 Iowa
$70,220
$46,060 180
19 Louisiana
$69,700
$54,930 40
20 Michigan
$67,660
$23,180 80
21 Arkansas
$66,590
$37,800 150
22 Maryland
$62,460
$31,450 60
23 Illinois
$61,960
$33,700 230
24 Idaho
$61,430
$45,200 190
25 Oregon
$57,880
$33,420 130
26 Indiana
$57,790
$42,870 40
27 Oklahoma
$55,660
$35,380 100
28 Massachusetts
$55,470
$40,980 40
29 Colorado
$53,980
$41,390 40
30 Missouri
$52,380
$32,640 80
31 Texas
$50,720
$32,810 400
32 Tennessee
$49,710
$33,020 60
33 Nebraska
$49,180
$38,250 50
34 New Mexico
$49,110
$30,540 40
35 Georgia
$46,240
$18,120 80
36 Mississippi
$45,970
$33,010 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.

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