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Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Manager Salary in Sector of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

The salary statistics of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural manager salaries in different industries within the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Average Annual Salary of Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,730
25th Percentile Wage
$49,930
50th Percentile Wage
$73,580
75th Percentile Wage
$110,980
90th Percentile Wage
$147,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is $147,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is $34,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,580
9.28% 6.13%
2016
$66,750
2.76% -
2015
$64,910
-4.84% -
2014
$68,050
-3.89% -
2013
$70,700
2.31% -
2012
$69,070
- -

Compare Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Sector

The average salaries of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in three industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural manager occupations is the support activities for crop production industry with an annual salary $75,700. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for animal production industry (annual salary $61,880). For detailed farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Crop Production
$75,700
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$73,690
Support Activities for Animal Production
$61,880

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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