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Farmers and Ranchers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

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 career: $39.24
Statewide median: $18.65


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Farmers and Ranchers *

Area Low Median High
$22.83 $33.18 $43.71
$25.48 $39.24 $45.19
Northwest Minnesota
$38.73 $42.90 $46.84
Southwest Minnesota
$32.99 $39.59 $64.70

* "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.

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In Minnesota, there are 40 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Farmers and Ranchers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.


Future 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.


Employment Outlook for Farmers and Ranchers
  Employment Employment Change
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 930,600 750,700 -179,900 -19.3%
Minnesota 46,489 44,279 -2,210 -4.8%
  2012 2022 Number Percent

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