Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

risk level
Based on 292 votes
-2.8 %
by year 2032
or $40.27 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

25% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

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  • Negotiation

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  • Originality

User poll

27% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 25% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers' job openings is expected to decline 2.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers' was $83,770, or $40 per hour

'Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers' were paid 74.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 6,150 people employed as 'Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 24 thousand people are employed as 'Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers'.

Job description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.

SOC Code: 11-9013.00


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Brayden (Low) says
Farming takes real human work to do
Jul 06, 2024 at 05:45 AM
Grant (Low) says
if you are talking about AI in tractors that is only going to go up up the hard parts of farms are say a flat tire or too much rain are some big factors that might make the robot shut off because farming is no easy job it is only few jobs that you start at age 5 and never quit unless of health or you die so still health.
Jul 01, 2024 at 07:23 PM
Jo (No chance) says
Because it’s hard work and u need human skills to do it and if the robots break the farmers fix everything.
Jun 16, 2023 at 02:14 AM
Antti Viitanen (Moderate) says
Most of the manual work of farmers will be done with stand-alone robots, drones, or machines. The role of a farmer will change to someone who manages all the work that robots do.

From vertical farming centers, we can see how farming is already changing on a large scale.
Dec 15, 2022 at 07:24 AM
Anonymous says
I believe that eventually, robots will take over farming and agricultural jobs. This is already happening in Japan, where they have successfully implemented robot farming. As a result, the number of human farmers will decrease significantly, with only one farmer remaining for every 100 robots.
Apr 22, 2022 at 08:48 AM
bill (No chance) says
old school family farms aren't going to drop all there help just because a machine can do it
May 18, 2021 at 02:59 PM
Alonso (No chance) says
Farmers are susceptible to the new hydrophobic farms
Feb 23, 2021 at 10:17 PM
Anonymous says
I think that the farmers and agricultural jobs will be done by robots only because nowadays in Japan they are practicing successfully the robot farming which means that farmers jobs would be vanished and out of 100 only 1 farmer will remain
Dec 12, 2020 at 04:11 PM
AA says
farmers will be replaced by AI because AI can glow plants.
Feb 25, 2020 at 07:12 PM
Gary Binzo says
Wow AI can grow plants but farmers can treat animals 10x better than a robot ever could. You forget that just because an AI can do one thing a farmer can do tenfold.
Sep 01, 2023 at 12:19 AM

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