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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,940
25th Percentile Wage
$20,270
50th Percentile Wage
$24,520
75th Percentile Wage
$31,190
90th Percentile Wage
$39,230

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 $39,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,940. 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,5203.14%10.03%
201523,7503.45%-
201422,9301.22%-
201322,6502.60%-
201222,060--

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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $36,540. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $19,680).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,540
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,650
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$29,870
Mining
$28,510
Educational Services
$27,770
Manufacturing
$26,750
Transportation and Warehousing
$26,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$26,160
Construction
$25,880
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,190
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,100
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$24,260
Wholesale Trade
$22,410
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,220
Retail Trade
$20,400
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,350
Finance and Insurance
$19,680

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 $21,690 to $31,080. The highest paying state for farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals is Nevada with a median annual salary of $31,080. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $21,690. 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
Nevada
$31,080
Washington
$29,990
Connecticut
$29,890
Vermont
$29,060
Hawaii
$28,950
West Virginia
$28,650
Wyoming
$28,400
Iowa
$28,170
Arizona
$27,750
California
$27,210
Nebraska
$27,160
Utah
$26,950
New Hampshire
$26,800
New Jersey
$26,570
Wisconsin
$26,520
South Carolina
$26,470
North Carolina
$26,250
Pennsylvania
$26,050
South Dakota
$25,970
Georgia
$25,900
Delaware
$25,730
North Dakota
$25,470
New York
$25,350
Massachusetts
$25,190
Ohio
$25,130
Virginia
$25,100
Maryland
$24,760
Minnesota
$24,610
Indiana
$24,530
New Mexico
$24,410
Illinois
$24,280
Missouri
$24,220
Oklahoma
$24,050
Montana
$24,040
Oregon
$23,900
Kentucky
$23,800
Colorado
$23,550
Idaho
$23,330
Alabama
$23,320
Maine
$23,090
Kansas
$23,050
Florida
$22,830
Arkansas
$22,740
Mississippi
$22,100
Texas
$21,890
Michigan
$21,850
Tennessee
$21,690


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