45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals

Occupational Description:
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.

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2018
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota N/A63$13.24/hr$0.96/hr$10.44/hr$11.66/hr$13.16/hr$14.54/hr$16.85/hr
Minnesota 690122$13.13/hr$0.42/hr$10.29/hr$11.21/hr$12.82/hr$14.49/hr$16.52/hr
U S 35,460922$13.55/hr$0.09/hr$8.92/hr$10.25/hr$12.39/hr$15.65/hr$19.51/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Other Regional Data For Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2016 - 2026
Central Minnesota 230 $13.51/hr -14.4%
Northwest Minnesota N/A $12.94/hr N/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A $11.55/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A $13.16/hr N/A
Related Occupations
(click title for details)
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2016 - 2026
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers700$14.29/hr-2.3%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers240$11.39/hr14.3%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse80$16.60/hr30.1%
Tasks for Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals