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Livestock Yard Attendant Salary

$25,401 (USD)

Average Salary

$12/hr

Average Hourly

$277

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Livestock Yard Attendant is $25,401 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Livestock Yard Attendant is between $20,156 and $29,510. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Cares for livestock, performing any combination of the following tasks: bedding, feeding, watering, loading, weighing, marking, and segregating livestock.
  • Feeds grains, hay, and prepared feed and waters livestock according to schedule.
  • Opens gates and drives livestock to scales, pens, trucks, railcars, and holding and slaughtering areas according to instructions, using electric prod and whip.
  • Weighs animals and records weight.
  • Segregates animals according to weight, age, color, and physical condition.
  • Marks livestock to identify ownership and grade, using brands, tags, paint, or tattoos.
  • Cleans ramps, scales, trucks, railcars, and pens, using hose, fork, shovel, and rake.
  • Scatters new bedding material, such as sawdust and straw, in pens, railcars, and trucks.
  • May vaccinate, apply liniment, drench, isolate, and mark animals to effect disease control program.
  • May make routine repairs and perform general maintenance duties in stockyard.
Livestock Yard Attendant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Job family population: 37,780

Estimated population of Livestock Yard Attendant jobs: 2,093

Rate of error: 2.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$29,447
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Livestock Yard Attendant is $25,401 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Livestock Yard Attendant is between $20,156 and $29,510. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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