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Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers 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 [1].

Table 1. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,020
25th Percentile Wage
$47,160
50th Percentile Wage
$66,360
75th Percentile Wage
$90,860
90th Percentile Wage
$126,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is $126,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,020. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 259% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,3603.30%-4.43%
201564,170-6.05%-
201468,050-3.03%-
201370,1101.16%-
201269,300--

Table 2. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in 11 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 farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $77,190. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $47,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$77,190
Manufacturing
$73,010
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,330
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$66,750
Wholesale Trade
$66,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$65,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,950
Educational Services
$61,430
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,150
Retail Trade
$51,770
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,240

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $46,420 to $93,440. The highest paying state for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is Florida with a median annual salary of $93,440. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $46,420. For more salary information of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Florida
$93,440
Pennsylvania
$87,590
Kentucky
$78,830
New York
$77,050
Ohio
$74,990
Minnesota
$74,790
Washington
$74,460
California
$71,120
Iowa
$70,470
Arizona
$69,100
Arkansas
$68,280
Illinois
$66,870
Wisconsin
$65,650
Michigan
$65,240
Louisiana
$62,750
Maryland
$62,460
Indiana
$61,450
Idaho
$59,730
Texas
$59,130
Nebraska
$54,800
Tennessee
$50,360
Missouri
$48,720
Oklahoma
$46,940
Oregon
$46,930
New Mexico
$46,420


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