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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,360
25th Percentile Wage
$48,620
50th Percentile Wage
$69,620
75th Percentile Wage
$99,200
90th Percentile Wage
$135,900

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 $135,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,360. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 284% 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 farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,620
4.68% 0.46%
2016
$66,360
3.30% -
2015
$64,170
-6.05% -
2014
$68,050
-3.03% -
2013
$70,110
1.16% -
2012
$69,300
- -

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

The average salaries of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in 12 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $93,880. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $46,970).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$93,880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$83,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,000
Manufacturing
$77,930
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$73,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,860
Retail Trade
$67,910
Construction
$62,710
Educational Services
$59,600
Wholesale Trade
$57,850
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,150
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,970

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 $45,970 to $89,090. The highest paying state for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $89,090. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $45,970. 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
New Jersey
$89,090
Pennsylvania
$88,340
Kentucky
$87,080
Virginia
$83,240
New York
$82,950
North Carolina
$82,650
Florida
$79,940
South Carolina
$79,910
Washington
$78,340
California
$78,280
Minnesota
$77,190
Nevada
$73,500
Arizona
$73,210
Ohio
$73,030
Wisconsin
$72,480
North Dakota
$72,260
Connecticut
$71,680
Iowa
$70,220
Louisiana
$69,700
Michigan
$67,660
Arkansas
$66,590
Maryland
$62,460
Illinois
$61,960
Idaho
$61,430
Oregon
$57,880
Indiana
$57,790
Oklahoma
$55,660
Massachusetts
$55,470
Colorado
$53,980
Missouri
$52,380
Texas
$50,720
Tennessee
$49,710
Nebraska
$49,180
New Mexico
$49,110
Georgia
$46,240
Mississippi
$45,970



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