Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

3.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
90%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.3%
by 2030
WAGES
$28,660
or $13.78 hourly
VOLUME
293,910
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 90% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse' job openings is expected to rise 5.3% by 2030
'Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse' was $28,660, or $13.78 hourly
'Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse' are paid 31.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 293,910 people employed as Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse.
This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 45-2092.00

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