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Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals Salary Information

The salary statistics of farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals 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, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,330
25th Percentile Wage
$21,050
50th Percentile Wage
$25,470
75th Percentile Wage
$32,160
90th Percentile Wage
$40,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals is $40,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,330. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 118% 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, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,470
3.73% 13.39%
2016
$24,520
3.14% -
2015
$23,750
3.45% -
2014
$22,930
1.22% -
2013
$22,650
2.60% -
2012
$22,060
- -

Table 2. Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals 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, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $36,310. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $22,140).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$36,310
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,040
Construction
$28,490
Educational Services
$28,320
Manufacturing
$28,320
Mining
$28,300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,930
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,500
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,710
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$25,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,060
Wholesale Trade
$23,310
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,560
Retail Trade
$22,140

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals by States

From the above tables we note that not only farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals 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, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,470 to $31,640. The highest paying state for farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals is Washington with a median annual salary of $31,640. The lowest paying state is Michigan with a median annual salary of $21,470. For more salary information of farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$31,640
Maine
$30,670
Iowa
$30,560
Mississippi
$30,280
Delaware
$30,220
Connecticut
$30,010
New Hampshire
$29,810
Nevada
$29,520
South Carolina
$28,380
Colorado
$28,370
Arizona
$28,320
New York
$28,280
Georgia
$27,890
North Dakota
$27,790
Rhode Island
$27,500
Wyoming
$27,480
North Carolina
$27,460
Nebraska
$27,150
California
$27,080
Illinois
$27,030
South Dakota
$27,020
Hawaii
$26,970
Alabama
$26,950
New Jersey
$26,870
Vermont
$26,790
Wisconsin
$26,760
Alaska
$26,610
Virginia
$26,460
Minnesota
$26,330
Massachusetts
$25,870
Pennsylvania
$25,630
Kentucky
$24,870
Missouri
$24,670
Ohio
$24,430
Maryland
$24,390
Florida
$24,310
Indiana
$23,970
Utah
$23,820
Montana
$23,690
Oregon
$23,480
Idaho
$23,400
Texas
$23,220
Kansas
$23,160
Arkansas
$22,810
New Mexico
$22,610
West Virginia
$22,500
Tennessee
$22,320
Louisiana
$22,280
Oklahoma
$22,140
Michigan
$21,470



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