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Farmers and Ranchers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $36.69
Statewide median: $19.62


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Farmers and Ranchers *

Area Low Median High
$23.13 $32.56 $44.57
$24.81 $36.69 $48.83
Northwest Minnesota
$26.09 $39.7 $48.83
Southwest Minnesota
$27.89 $38.65 $56.02

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 60 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Farmers and Ranchers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 8680 new Farmers and Ranchers to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Farmers and Ranchers
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 929800 911700 -18100 -1.9%
Minnesota 50933 47933 -3000 -5.8%
  2014 2024 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 13117 12537 -580 -4.4%
Southwest Minnesota 14719 13750 -969 -6.5%

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