2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Farm and Ranch Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, financial, or marketing activities.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Farm and Ranch Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $35,090 to $42,850 per year or $17 to $21 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Farm and Ranch Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$63||$130,760|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$47||$96,980|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$33||$68,090|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$21||$42,850|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$17||$35,090|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Farm and Ranch Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like HI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at HI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Farm and Ranch Managers are in the states of HI, MN, ND, IA and NY.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods||$116360||$55.94|
|Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing||$101820||$48.95|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$96710||$46.50|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$92610||$44.53|
|Support Activities for Animal Production||$90630||$43.57|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$81530||$39.20|
|Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers||$81250||$39.06|
|Services to Buildings and Dwellings||$77800||$37.40|
|Support Activities for Crop Production||$71750||$34.50|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$68110||$32.75|
|Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions||$67660||$32.53|
|Individual and Family Services||$30770||$14.79|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$||$*|