Salary for Farmers, Ranchers, and other Agricultural Managers

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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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Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers are responsible for directing, coordinating, planning and overseeing tasks and operations on farms, ranches, nurseries, greenhouses and other relates locations. This job might requires vocational training, an associate's degree or related experience. Some employers require more than one of these or all three. Employers also may enlist new hires in on-the-job training programs lasting up to two years after being hired.

A Farmer, Rancher, or Other Agricultural Manager can earn average salaries of between $35,090 - $130,760 depending on education and experience. Farmers, Ranchers, etc. will most likely earn wages of seventy-six thousand eight hundred and ten dollars per annum.

Farmers, Ranchers, etc. can get the best pay in Hawaii, where they can receive an average salary rate of close to about $135,880. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has an average salary rate of $102,000.

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Farmers, Ranchers, and other Agricultural Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$102,000
Manufacturing
$99,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$96,710
Wholesale Trade
$88,520
Retail Trade
$86,010
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$78,020

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$57,060
Transportation and Warehousing
$59,800
Construction
$60,780
Educational Services
$68,380
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$68,710
Accommodation and Food Services
$69,900