Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals



Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, 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, 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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 11047$15.14/hr$10.49/hr$11.54/hr$14.74/hr$18.21/hr$21.48/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining440$11.95/hr
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities110$16.53/hr
Professional and Business Services50$13.29/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration10$20.96/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$12.50/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80$14.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$14.74/hr11.1%
Northwest Balance of State 110$14.65/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 190$13.88/hr-14.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 220$12.04/hr-33.9%
Southwest Balance of State 250$12.88/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 280$12.05/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 310$12.86/hr21.6%
Minnesota 730$12.81/hr8.8%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 940$16.44/hr6.9%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 530$26.91/hrN/A
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 430$18.07/hr2.8%


  • Feed and water livestock and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, or pumps.
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.
  • Move equipment, poultry, or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts.
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations, or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment.
  • Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, or pumps.
  • Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions.