Salary for Crop Farmworkers and Laborers

Also known as:  Cane Cutter, Carrot Harvester, Citrus Picker, Corn Picker, Cotton Picker, Crop Picker, Flower Picker, Greenhouse Transplanter, Harvest Worker, Harvester

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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop are individuals who manually plant and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. A high school diploma and hands-on training are needed to fill the position, and farmworkers who are producing crops should be able to use numerous tools to complete the job, including shovels, hoes, shears and knives. Duties involved with farmworkers includes tilling, applying pesticides, cleaning, packing and loading harvests, repair fences and farm buildings, operate tractors and identify plants and potential problems with them. Qualities of a good farmworker include arm-hand steadiness, critical thinking skills and a love of the outdoors and harvesting.

A Crop Farmworker or Laborer usually receives average salaries between 16000 - 24000 based on education and experience. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop usually receive an average wage of Twenty Thousand dollars per annum.

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop have the highest average potential salary in Connecticut, where they get an average job salary of close to $27830. This group of professionals can obtain the highest compensation in Public Administration, where they can get an average job salary of $28930.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.01 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Crop Farmworkers and Laborers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$28,930
Public Administration
$28,380
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,390
Utilities
$24,340
Manufacturing
$23,530

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$19,410
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$20,630
Construction
$20,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$20,740
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$21,590
Wholesale Trade
$21,810