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Agricultural Worker Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Agricultural Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,130
25th Percentile Wage
$21,490
50th Percentile Wage
$23,830
75th Percentile Wage
$28,930
90th Percentile Wage
$37,630

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 $37,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,130. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 86% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,830
4.57% 20.18%
2016
$22,740
9.85% -
2015
$20,500
4.98% -
2014
$19,480
2.16% -
2013
$19,060
0.21% -
2012
$19,020
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Table 2. Agricultural Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of agricultural workers in 20 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 $40,670. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $18,950).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,670
Finance and Insurance
$36,040
Utilities
$30,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,990
Construction
$29,100
Mining
$28,690
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$28,410
Educational Services
$27,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,130
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,110
Manufacturing
$25,710
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,970
Transportation and Warehousing
$24,730
Wholesale Trade
$24,720
Retail Trade
$24,340
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,930
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,110
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,990
Information
$18,950

Table 3. Salaries of Agricultural Worker Related Occupations

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
$55,550
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
$33,390
Agricultural Equipment Operators
$32,530
Other Agricultural Workers
$30,540
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
$30,130
Animal Breeders
$28,380
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers
$23,710
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
$23,160



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