How Much Do Crop Farmers and Laborers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Crop Farmworkers and Laborers

Crop Farmworkers and Laborers manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$30140 per year
Hourly wage
$14 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,270 to $27,070 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Crop Farmworkers and Laborers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,270 to $27,070 per year or $12 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Crop Farmworkers and Laborers 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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $18 $37,990
Senior (Top 25%) $15 $31,310
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $28,660
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,070
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,270

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $21 $44,450
HI $18 $37,880
VT $18 $37,170
WY $18 $36,990
MN $17 $35,320
MT $17 $35,160
MA $17 $35,030
CO $17 $34,910
IA $16 $34,040
IL $16 $33,800

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Crop Farmworker and Laborer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Crop Farmers and Laborers are in the states of DC, HI, VT, WY and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Elementary and Secondary Schools $48690 $23.41
Grantmaking and Giving Services $45860 $22.05
Chemical Manufacturing $41680 $20.04
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $41410 $19.91
Restaurants and Other Eating Places $41070 $19.75
Grain and Oilseed Milling $40960 $19.69
Land Subdivision $40320 $19.38
Social Advocacy Organizations $40070 $19.27
Scientific Research and Development Services $39680 $19.08
Health and Personal Care Stores $39520 $19.00
Civic and Social Organizations $38640 $18.58
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers $37010 $17.80
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $36670 $17.63
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $36280 $17.44
Local Government $36220 $17.42
Real Estate $36160 $17.38
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $35390 $17.02
State Government $35270 $16.96
Animal Food Manufacturing $35170 $16.91
Educational Support Services $34650 $16.66
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $34570 $16.62
Beverage Manufacturing $34330 $16.51
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers $33630 $16.17
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $33220 $15.97
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $33090 $15.91
Warehousing and Storage $32950 $15.84
Residential Building Construction $32920 $15.83
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $32760 $15.75
Traveler Accommodation $32090 $15.43
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $32050 $15.41

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