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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,450
25th Percentile Wage
$20,810
50th Percentile Wage
$22,000
75th Percentile Wage
$24,660
90th Percentile Wage
$30,940

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 $30,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,450. Take note 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,00010.14%15.14%
201519,7703.59%-
201419,0601.84%-
201318,7100.21%-
201218,670--

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 18 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $27,890. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $19,720).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$27,890
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,760
Finance and Insurance
$26,070
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,870
Manufacturing
$25,460
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,750
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,660
Construction
$23,390
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,150
Retail Trade
$23,130
Wholesale Trade
$22,750
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,630
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$21,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,610
Educational Services
$20,960
Transportation and Warehousing
$19,720

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 $17,900 to $29,820. The highest paying state for farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $29,820. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,900. 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
Nebraska
$29,820
Alaska
$29,680
Nevada
$29,190
Illinois
$28,570
New Hampshire
$27,990
Maine
$27,940
Vermont
$27,160
Delaware
$26,990
Massachusetts
$26,470
Colorado
$26,320
Ohio
$26,150
Minnesota
$26,130
South Carolina
$26,050
Maryland
$25,920
Iowa
$25,790
Kansas
$25,780
Hawaii
$25,320
Kentucky
$25,320
Virginia
$25,260
Washington
$25,160
Oklahoma
$24,720
New York
$24,660
Wisconsin
$24,440
Connecticut
$24,200
Oregon
$24,070
North Dakota
$24,030
New Jersey
$24,000
Utah
$23,450
Montana
$23,280
Wyoming
$23,140
Missouri
$22,870
Pennsylvania
$22,720
Louisiana
$22,610
Michigan
$22,600
Indiana
$22,290
Rhode Island
$22,190
California
$21,960
Tennessee
$21,160
North Carolina
$20,750
South Dakota
$20,380
Arkansas
$20,200
Alabama
$20,170
Texas
$19,930
Mississippi
$19,920
Georgia
$19,490
West Virginia
$19,490
Florida
$19,450
Idaho
$19,350
Arizona
$19,220
New Mexico
$19,110
Puerto Rico
$17,900



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