Salary for Farm and Ranch Managers

Also known as:  Agricultural Crop Farm Manager, Animal Husbandry Manager, Aquaculture Farm Manager, Beef Farm Operator, Christmas Tree Farm Manager, Dairy Farm Manager, Fish Hatchery Manager, Greenhouse Manager, Hatchery Manager, Orchard Manager

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People that manage farms and ranches are in relatively high demand, as decreased talent availability has combined with higher job demand. Farm and Ranch managers are expected to have a degree in Animal Science, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Biology or other related fields when dealing with livestock. For non-livestock farms, degrees in Biology, and Agricultural Science are especially sought after. These positions require candidates to have strong math and communication skills. Farm and Ranch managers ensure the daily care of livestock and/or crop care. Farms and ranches that raise livestock expect these individuals to schedule and deliver vaccines, to castrate or fix animals as deemed appropriate, to wean younger animals, and to organize the daily cleaning and maintenance of farm and ranch operations. Additionally, farm managers must be familiar with and capable of using a wide variety of farm equipment. Farm managers also need to stay abreast of changes in government regulations regarding controlled substances used in daily operations, and to maintain compliance with these laws. Salaries vary depending on operation size.

A Farm or Ranch Manager usually gets average salaries somewhere between 48000 - 72000 depending on seniority levels. Farm and Ranch Managers can expect an average compensation of Sixty Six Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Farm and Ranch Managers obtain the highest salaries in California, where they get normal pay levels of close to about $80740. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Manufacturing, where they can earn job pay of $83240.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
INDUSTRIES
Farm and Ranch Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $83,240
Manufacturing $81,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises $78,490
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $65,730
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $62,580
Public Administration $62,260
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $51,150
Retail Trade $59,260
Educational Services $61,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $61,400
Public Administration $62,260
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $62,580
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