The salary statistics of agricultural workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of agricultural workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of agricultural workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The agricultural workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agricultural workers is $36,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,160. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 91% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of agricultural workers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for agricultural workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $39,480. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $21,130).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
The average annual salary of agricultural worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Agricultural Inspectors|| |
|Animal Breeders|| |
|Other Agricultural Workers|| |
|Agricultural Equipment Operators|| |
|Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals|| |
|Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers|| |
|Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products|| |
|Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse|| |