Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

2.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
68%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-6.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$29,630
or $14.24 hourly
VOLUME
34,140
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 68% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals' job openings is expected to decline by -6.5% by 2031
'Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals' was $29,630, or $14.24 hourly
'Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals' are paid 35.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals?

As of 2021 there were 34,140 people employed as Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.

Job description

Attend to live farm, ranch, open range or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, rabbits, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, milking, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep and collect eggs in hatcheries.

SOC Code: 45-2093.00

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