Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse



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. Excludes “Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041) and “Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 17051$16.38/hr$10.77/hr$12.11/hr$15.99/hr$19.57/hr$23.43/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining430$16.89/hr
Manufacturing30$11.86/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities310$14.21/hr
Professional and Business Services230$12.04/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/A$11.68/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$14.52/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$9.83/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$9.83/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$10.09/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$14.29/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$13.37/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$15.33/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$14.58/hr9.5%
Southwest Balance of State 130$17.28/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 130$14.04/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 170$15.99/hr30.1%
Northwest Balance of State 190$16.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 240$16.46/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 310$12.45/hr-11.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 360$12.50/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,050$14.44/hr6.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 880$13.25/hr8.8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 43,790$16.56/hr5.5%
Dishwashers 7,390$12.09/hr0.3%
Helpers--Production Workers 8,400$14.60/hr14.8%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 460$16.98/hr2.8%


  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment.
  • Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops.
  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them.
  • Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools.
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand.
  • Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools.
  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them.
  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools.