Farmers and Ranchers
Wages & Outlook
Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.
This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.
Wages for Farmers and Ranchers *
* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.
In Minnesota, there are 40 workers employed in this very small career.
Where do Farmers and Ranchers most often work?
- Food Manufacturing
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
- Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
- Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
This career is currently in high demand.
This career is shrinking.
There will be a need for about 7,500 new Farmers and Ranchers to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.