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
Northwest Minnesota 5015$18.57/hr$11.12/hr$14.97/hr$18.69/hr$22.63/hr$25.57/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining490$18.03/hr
Manufacturing40$11.75/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities280$13.95/hr
Professional and Business Services110$14.37/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/A$10.08/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$10.08/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$14.94/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$15.32/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$18.79/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 40$16.42/hr-4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 50$18.69/hr25.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$13.77/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$14.79/hr9.5%
Southeast Balance of State 90$14.02/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 170$16.40/hr30.1%
Southwest Balance of State 170$17.56/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 210$14.63/hr-11.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 250$14.16/hrN/A
Minnesota 940$16.44/hr6.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 730$12.81/hr8.8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 45,070$16.96/hr5.5%
Dishwashers 8,170$12.21/hr0.3%
Helpers--Production Workers 7,420$14.62/hr14.8%
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 430$18.07/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.