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Life As a Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworker and Laborer

Occupation Description Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

Types of Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse Farmworker & Laborer Jobs

  • Harvest Worker
  • Orchard Hand
  • Cotton Picker
  • Harvester
  • Vineyard Tender

What Kind of Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse Farmworker & Laborer Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 503,700 jobs for Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworker and Laborer in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 1.1% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,500 new jobs for Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworker and Laborer by 2026. There will be an estimated 76,800 positions for Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse Farmworker & Laborer per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse Farmworker & Laborer are Alaska, Nevada, and Vermont. Watch out if you plan on working in South Carolina, Florida, or Hawaii. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse Farmworker & Laborer Salary

The typical yearly salary for Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers is somewhere between $21,900 and $35,200.

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Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers who work in District of Columbia, Wyoming, or Vermont, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $22,820
Alaska $26,030
Arizona $25,120
Arkansas $22,020
California $26,240
Colorado $31,870
Connecticut $29,760
Delaware $28,390
District of Columbia $38,760
Florida $24,520
Georgia $23,410
Hawaii $32,740
Idaho $24,340
Illinois $30,020
Indiana $24,820
Iowa $30,630
Kansas $28,450
Kentucky $27,180
Louisiana $26,060
Maine $29,520
Maryland $31,900
Massachusetts $34,500
Michigan $25,130
Minnesota $31,510
Mississippi $25,040
Missouri $29,010
Montana $24,850
Nebraska $31,430
Nevada $24,720
New Hampshire $28,640
New Jersey $27,810
New Mexico $21,360
New York $32,720
North Carolina $24,770
North Dakota $30,830
Ohio $25,730
Oklahoma $29,930
Oregon $26,440
Pennsylvania $29,270
South Carolina $27,700
South Dakota $28,560
Tennessee $22,700
Texas $22,120
Utah $26,870
Vermont $31,680
Virginia $27,910
Washington $29,430
West Virginia $25,430
Wisconsin $26,870
Wyoming $35,260

Where Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers Are Employed

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The table below shows the approximate number of Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers employed by various industries.

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