Salary for Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Also known as:  Aquaculture Worker, Barn Hand, Barn Worker, Cattle Brander, Cattle Driver, Chicken Handler, Chicken Vaccinator, Cow Tender, Egg Gatherer, Farrowing Worker

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Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals workers attend to live farm, ranch and aquacultral animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, bees, finfish and horses. They tend to these animals to produce meat, eggs, milk, honey and more. Their job duties include deeding livestock and monitoring their needs, drive trucks to distribute feed to animals, examine the animals to detect illness, injury and disease, provide medical treatments and vaccinations and mark livestock according to ownership and grade. A farmworker must be able to use various tools and equipment in the job, including husbandry equipment, animal clipping equipment, hand sprayers and nail trimmers/clippers.

A Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals Farmworker can earn average salaries of between $19,420 - $46,170 depending on experience and domain knowledge. can expect a salary of thirty-one thousand and sixty dollars each year.

can get the best pay in Alaska, which has average pay levels of approximately $49,200. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, which has a compensation of $51,470.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 61.53 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$51,470
Public Administration
$42,590
Construction
$35,150
Manufacturing
$32,920
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$32,690
Retail Trade
$32,590

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$28,360
Accommodation and Food Services
$28,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,980
Finance and Insurance
$29,020
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,350