Agriculture Salary Survey

The Agriculture Salary Survey reports compensation data for 206 benchmark jobs covering agricultural production and support activities related to growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals. In addition to farms, ranches, dairies, and greenhouses, the survey includes nurseries, orchards, and hatcheries.

The Agriculture Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 23 executive and 183 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Director
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Supervisor (General)
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydrographer
  • Hydrologist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Irrigation Worker
  • Janitor
  • Laboratory Aide
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Land Manager, Environmental
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Director
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Supervisor (General)
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Products Sales Representative
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Care Supervisor
  • Animal Scientist
  • Animal Training Sales Representative
  • Animal Warden
  • Artificial Breeding Distributor
  • Auctioneer
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Clerk
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Benefits Supervisor
  • Biologist
  • Biology Aide
  • BioProcess Scientist
  • Biotechnology Engineer
  • Blacksmith
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping Manager
  • Bookkeeping Supervisor
  • Botanist
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Business Development Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Cashier
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief International Sales Executive
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Legal Executive
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Operations Director
  • Computer Services Manager
  • Computer Technical Support Specialist
  • Controller, Top Corporate
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Supervisor
  • Dairy Processing Operator
  • Data Architect
  • Data Recovery Planner
  • Database Administrator
  • Document Imaging Supervisor
  • Dump Operator
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Environmental Director
  • Environmental Engineering Supervisor
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Farm Equipment Sales Representative
  • Farm Machinery Operator
  • Farm Worker/Crop Field
  • Farmer Field Crop
  • Fence Erector
  • Fishing Vessel Deckhand
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Forest Worker
  • Forester
  • Forklift Operator
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Fundraiser
  • Fundraising Director
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Gardener
  • Gate Guard
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • General Manager Farm
  • Grant Coordinator
  • Grant Writer
  • Groundskeeper
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Help Desk Representative
  • Herbarium Worker
  • Histopathologist
  • Hoisting Machine Operator
  • Horseshoer
  • Horticultural Specialty Grower
  • Horticulturist
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydrographer
  • Hydrologist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Irrigation Worker
  • Janitor
  • Laboratory Aide
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Land Manager, Environmental
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Drafter
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Livestock Sales Representative
  • Logger
  • Logging Operations Inspector
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Lumber Sales Representative
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Mail Clerk
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Marine Biologist
  • Marketing Director (Experience)
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Nursery Manager
  • Nursery Worker
  • Office Helper
  • Office Manager
  • Office Supervisor
  • Operations Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Parasitologist
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Vice President
  • PC Specialist
  • PC Specialist Supervisor
  • Pesticide Sales Representative
  • Plant Breeder
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Production Manager
  • Production Team Leader
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager (Revenue)
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Recruiter
  • Research & Development Director
  • Research Associate
  • Research Manager
  • Risk Management Manager
  • Safety Inspector
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Specialist
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Saw Filer
  • Saw Operator Variety
  • Sawing Machine Operator
  • Sawing Machine Setup Operator
  • Sawmill Worker
  • Scale Operator
  • Secretary
  • Security Guard
  • Security Manager
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
  • Soil Conservation Technician
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Special Events Manager
  • Staff Attorney
  • Supervisor Farm Workers
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Compliance Director
  • Telephone Operator
  • Top Administrative Officer
  • Top Environmental Officer
  • Tractor Operator
  • Trade Relations Director
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Tree Trimmer
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Truck Driver Tractor Trailer
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Vice President
  • Vice President Supply Chain
  • Warehouse Laborer
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Web Administrator
  • Webmaster
  • Weight Clerk
  • Wood Technologist
  • Workers' Compensation Administrator
  • Zoologist
  • ALICO INC
  • ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL INC
  • ALTRIA GROUP INC
  • CALAVO GROWERS INC
  • CHS INC
  • CPSM INC
  • GILLA INC
  • HEALTHIER CHOICES MANAGEMENT CORP
  • JBS UNITED
  • LIMONEIRA CO
  • PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • REITER AFFILIATED COMPANIES
  • REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC
  • S&W SEED CO
  • TURNING POINT BRANDS INC
  • VECTOR GROUP LTD
  • YASHENG GROUP
  • YEW BIO-PHARM GROUP INC
  • ALICO INC
  • ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL INC
  • ALTRIA GROUP INC
  • CALAVO GROWERS INC
  • CHS INC
  • CPSM INC
  • GILLA INC
  • HEALTHIER CHOICES MANAGEMENT CORP
  • JBS UNITED
  • LIMONEIRA CO
  • PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • REITER AFFILIATED COMPANIES
  • REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC
  • S&W SEED CO
  • TURNING POINT BRANDS INC
  • VECTOR GROUP LTD
  • YASHENG GROUP
  • YEW BIO-PHARM GROUP INC

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