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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
SOC Code: 45-2092.00

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.45-2092.01 Nursery Workers 45-2092.02 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $11.24 hourly, $23,380 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 504,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 76,800

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