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How much does a Farmer make in the United States?

Average Farmer Hourly Wage in the United States

Farmers earn a median hourly wage of $33.71. Hourly wages typically start from $16.27 and go up to $57.47.

Average Farmer Yearly Salary in the United States

Farmers earn a median salary of $70,110 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,840 and go up to $119,530.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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Farmer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Farmer Earnings

The highest earning Farmers in the United States earn:

$57.47
an hour
$119,530
per year
Senior Farmer Earnings

Senior Farmers in the United States earn:

$43.89
an hour
$91,290
per year
Experienced Farmer Earnings

Experienced Farmers in the United States earn:

$33.71
an hour
$70,110
per year
Junior Farmer Earnings

Junior Farmers in the United States earn:

$23.12
an hour
$48,080
per year
Starting Farmer Earnings

Starting Farmers in the United States earn:

$16.27
an hour
$33,840
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Farmer salary comparison

Farmers earn more than 83% percent of Agriculture & Horticulture careers. Farmer salaries are in the top 62% of all careers in the United States.

Biofuels Production Manager Salary $93k
Farmer Salary $70k
Landscape Architect Salary $64k
Soil and Plant Scientist Salary $60k
Certified Crop Advisor Salary $49k
Farm Equipment Mechanic Salary $37k
Lawn Care Specialist Salary $32k
Agricultural Worker Salary $26k
Nursery Worker Salary $19k

Historical salary for Farmers in the United States

Farmer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Farmer Salary in California $42.76 $88,950 # 1
Farmer Salary in New York $39.19 $81,510 # 2
Farmer Salary in Pennsylvania $41.59 $86,500 # 3
Farmer Salary in Wisconsin $37.29 $77,570 # 4
Farmer Salary in Florida $34.55 $71,870 # 5
Farmer Salary in Washington $34.15 $71,020 # 6
Farmer Salary in Michigan $34.23 $71,190 # 7
Farmer Salary in Oregon $33.41 $69,480 # 8
Farmer Salary in North Dakota $33.53 $69,730 # 9
Farmer Salary in Texas $29.74 $61,850 # 10
Farmer Salary in Arkansas $32.63 $67,880 # 11
Farmer Salary in Iowa $28.15 $58,540 # 12
Farmer Salary in Indiana $32.61 $67,830 # 13
Farmer Salary in Kentucky $28.46 $59,190 # 14
Farmer Salary in Illinois $31.16 $64,810 # 15
Farmer Salary in Arizona $22.50 $46,810 # 16
Farmer Salary in Idaho $26.57 $55,260 # 17
Farmer Salary in Nebraska $26.34 $54,800 # 18
Farmer Salary in Ohio $27.81 $57,850 # 19
Farmer Salary in Missouri $23.12 $48,080 # 20
Farmer Salary in New Mexico $24.58 $51,120 # 21
Farmer Salary in Oklahoma $14.68 $30,540 # 22
Farmer Salary in Mississippi $21.19 $44,070 # 23
Farmer Salary in Tennessee $16.09 $33,480 # 24
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Farmer

Interested in becoming a Farmer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good farmer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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