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What You Need to Know About Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Manager

Occupation Description Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and 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, and financial and marketing activities.

Farmer, Rancher, or Agricultural Manager Employment Estimates

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 1,028,700 jobs in the United States for Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Manager. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Manager. There will be an estimated 74,300 positions for Farmer, Rancher, or Agricultural Manager per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Farmer, Rancher, or Agricultural Manager are Oregon, Nevada, and Massachusetts. Watch out if you plan on working in South Carolina, California, or Hawaii. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Farmer, Rancher, or Agricultural Manager

The salary for Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers ranges between about $35,440 and $136,940 a year.

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Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers who work in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, or North Carolina, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Arizona $75,870
Arkansas $67,520
California $91,670
Florida $71,880
Georgia $84,110
Idaho $60,470
Illinois $66,820
Indiana $64,030
Iowa $82,070
Kentucky $78,290
Louisiana $75,170
Maryland $89,660
Massachusetts $65,710
Michigan $67,030
Minnesota $95,000
Missouri $62,850
Nebraska $67,190
Nevada $90,900
North Carolina $100,370
Ohio $78,330
Oklahoma $57,230
Oregon $68,450
Pennsylvania $90,650
South Carolina $79,070
Tennessee $60,490
Texas $81,330
Virginia $84,630
Washington $86,640
Wisconsin $72,550
Wyoming $84,720

Where Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers Work

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The table below shows the approximate number of Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers employed by various industries.

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