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Farmers and Ranchers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   

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
$16.66 $33.18 $59.32
$17.55 $39.24 $67.12
Northwest Minnesota
$19.07 $42.90 $67.63
Southwest Minnesota
$21.86 $39.59 $73.79

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% 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

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%
  2010 2020 Number Percent

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