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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Salary Information

The salary statistics of farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 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. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$21,380
50th Percentile Wage
$23,380
75th Percentile Wage
$25,930
90th Percentile Wage
$33,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse is $33,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,810. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 59% 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 farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,380
5.90% 20.15%
2016
$22,000
10.14% -
2015
$19,770
3.59% -
2014
$19,060
1.84% -
2013
$18,710
0.21% -
2012
$18,670
- -

Table 2. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 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 farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $33,670. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $21,030).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$33,670
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,540
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$28,060
Manufacturing
$27,550
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,470
Educational Services
$26,080
Utilities
$25,960
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$25,290
Construction
$25,030
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,250
Retail Trade
$24,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,920
Wholesale Trade
$23,380
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,250
Mining
$22,330
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,850
Transportation and Warehousing
$21,030

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse by States

From the above tables we note that not only farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 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 farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,080 to $33,660. The highest paying state for farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $33,660. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,080. For more salary information of farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$33,660
Wyoming
$32,810
Nebraska
$32,610
Rhode Island
$32,170
Vermont
$31,700
Hawaii
$30,570
Alaska
$29,680
New York
$29,530
Maine
$29,290
Oklahoma
$28,650
Massachusetts
$28,290
Nevada
$28,230
Maryland
$27,820
New Hampshire
$27,510
Colorado
$27,410
North Dakota
$27,100
Illinois
$27,040
Iowa
$26,740
Washington
$26,480
Connecticut
$26,340
South Dakota
$25,990
Kansas
$25,990
Missouri
$25,660
Virginia
$25,570
Pennsylvania
$25,280
Minnesota
$25,200
South Carolina
$25,130
Oregon
$24,720
Ohio
$24,660
New Jersey
$24,340
Utah
$24,080
Kentucky
$23,960
Montana
$23,360
California
$23,350
Delaware
$23,200
Wisconsin
$23,180
Mississippi
$22,990
Indiana
$22,800
Michigan
$22,580
Louisiana
$22,410
Arkansas
$21,880
North Carolina
$21,740
Alabama
$20,870
Arizona
$20,820
New Mexico
$20,220
Tennessee
$20,190
Georgia
$20,170
Florida
$20,130
West Virginia
$19,970
Idaho
$19,890
Texas
$19,430
Puerto Rico
$18,080



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