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What Does it Take to Be an Agricultural Worker?

Career Description All agricultural workers not listed separately.

Types of Agricultural Worker

  • Riverman
  • Gutterman
  • Yardman
  • Catcher
  • Dam Tender

Agriculture Worker Employment Estimates

In the United States, there were 11,600 jobs for Agricultural Worker in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 4.3% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 500 new jobs for Agricultural Worker by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,800 positions for Agriculture Worker per year.


The states with the most job growth for Agriculture Worker are Minnesota, Georgia, and Alaska. Watch out if you plan on working in New Jersey, South Carolina, or Alabama. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does an Agriculture Worker Make?

The average yearly salary of an Agriculture Worker ranges between $19,110 and $56,090.


Agricultural Workers who work in Hawaii, Georgia, or Maryland, make the highest salaries.

How much do Agricultural Workers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $30,560
Arizona $36,570
Arkansas $31,640
California $38,230
Colorado $41,150
Florida $27,850
Georgia $44,700
Hawaii $44,140
Idaho $31,120
Indiana $22,050
Iowa $30,430
Louisiana $40,360
Maryland $41,780
Massachusetts $43,990
Michigan $31,160
Minnesota $39,090
Mississippi $33,740
Missouri $32,290
Montana $36,340
New Jersey $25,040
New Mexico $33,440
North Carolina $29,300
Oregon $34,560
Tennessee $30,600
Texas $23,810
Washington $33,410

Who Employs Agricultural Workers?


The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.



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