Farm Labor Contractors
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Overview
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Recruit and hire seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.
Titles for this career often contain these words
ContractorFarmFieldCrewLeaderHarvestMemberLaborSanitationEmployeeCropManagerSupervisorHarvesting
Education
About 62% of human resources specialists have at least a bachelor's degree.
Education attained by human resources specialists
None
High School
Some College
Associate's/Cert.
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More human resources specialists have bachelor's degrees than 74% of other careeers.
Employment
Workforce size
Farm labor contractors, with 1,900 workers, form a smaller workforce than 99% of careers.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for farm labor contractors are expected to grow by 8%, and should have about 200 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Farm labor contractors are more likely to be automated than 91% of other careers.
Salaries
Context: Median Salary
How do salaries for farm labor contractors compare to other jobs' salaries?
Distribution: What salary can you expect?
See what most farm labor contractors earn.
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Gender
Women account for 72% of human resources specialists -- that's a larger percentage than 83% of other jobs.
Gender of human resources specialists
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For human resources specialists, the median men's salary was 17% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 24% of human resources specialists are minority, and 9% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of human resources specialists
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (9%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Farm Labor Contractors per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. Blue indicates low density, with lighter shades moving to yellow indicating higher numbers working in this profession.
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Worker concerns
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of farm labor contractors who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (100%)
  • Time Pressure (91%)
  • Exposed to Contaminants (63%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment (44%)
SOURCES:
Salary and diversity
What do human resources specialists earn?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides company-reported job titles and corresonding salaries at the specialty level (farm labor contractors). This data excludes self-employed workers.
Distribution: Salaries for farm labor contractors (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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The American Community Survey (ACS) asks individuals to report their occupation and salary, and as such includes self-employed workers. This view of salaries is only available for all human resources specialists.
Distribution: Salaries for human resources specialists (ACS Salary Data)
$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, giving us a picture of what employers most typically hire farm labor contractors.
Employers of Human Resources Specialists (ACS)
Private for-profit (65.0%)
Private not-for-profit (12.1%)
Local government (5.0%)
State government (5.9%)
Federal government (9.9%)
Self-employed incorporated (1.2%)
Self-employed not incorporated (0.9%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of human resources specialists by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of human resources specialists, which combines the 3 specialties for this career.
$56K$49K$57K$53K$65K$54K$65K$53K$0$50,000$100,000$150,000$200,000Self-employed not incorporatedSelf-employed incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of farm labor contractors by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty farm labor contractors, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
$62K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000All

We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

Salary growth for human resources specialists

Is this a job that rewards experience, or is this job most likely a part of a career ladder? The higher a job's experience quotient, the more experience is rewarded with pay increases. Jobs in the green range have the best rewards with experience.

Take a minute to look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working at each age change. Does this seem to be a job for the young or the old, or could it be a career offering steady salary growth for many years?

Salary distribution
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Number employed
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We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

Human resources specialists and gender

With 72% women, this occupation has a higher percentage of women than 83% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Human resources specialists
Men (28%)
Women (72%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

The median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 19%. The situation is a little better for human resources specialists, with the median salary for men 17% higher than the median salary for women.

$54K$63K$0$50K$100K$150KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary for all but about 20 jobs in which women typically earn more than men.

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We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

Race and origin of human resources specialists

Here we check out the diversity of origin in this career. There is a higher percentage of minority human resources specialists than for 65% of other careers. While this career employs many minorities, it employs a relatively small number of foreign-born people.

Race/origin of human resources specialists
White (73% )
Black (15% )
Asian (5% )
Other (3% )
Multiracial (3% )
Hispanic (1% )
American Indian (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
24%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
9%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for human resources specialists by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$48K$49K$50K$53K$53K$56K$57K$60K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KHispanicAmerican IndianOtherMultiracialBlackPacific IslanderWhiteAsian
Distribution: Salaries for human resources specialists by nativity
$55K$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

Human resources specialists and Part-time/Full-time employment

We've found that somes jobs hava a huge number of part-time workers, and that typically most who are working part-time are doing so because they cannot find full-time work or the job they have cannot provide full-time hours. With 7% part-time workers, this occupation has a lower percentage of part-time workers than 67% of careers.

Context: Part-time workers in the workforce
7%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Why workers are part-time
Full-Time is less than 35 hours a week
Retired/Social Security limit on earnings
Could not find full-time work
Seasonal work
Slack work/business conditions
School/training
Health/medical limitations
Child care problems
Other family/personal obligations
Other reasons
Distribution: Salaries by part-time/full-time status

The salary distributions for full-time and part-time human resources specialists is shown following.

$18K$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KPart-time workersFull-time workers
Pathways to this career
Education attained by farm labor contractors

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), farm labor contractors typically hold no formal educational credential.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as human resources specialists as reported in responses to the American Community Survey.

Education attained by human resources specialists
None
High School
Some College
Associate's/Cert.
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Degree
Doctorate
Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for human resources specialists? Below we see the distribution of human resources specialists salaries based on the education attained.

$42K$46K$51K$50K$60K$74K$82K$80K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KNone (1%)High School (10%)Some College (19%)Associate's/Cert. (8%)Bachelor's Degree (45%)Master's Degree (16%)Professional Degree (1%)Doctorate (1%)

We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

College majors held by human resources specialists

This table shows the college majors held by people working as human resources specialists.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Percentage of Human resources specialists with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate/Professional
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
The link between degrees and careers

With the following sankey diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as human resources specialists, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. We hope this provides ideas for similar jobs and similar fields of study.

Specialized ManagersAccountants and AuditorsFinancial ManagersFirst-Line Supervisors of...Wholesale and Manufacturi...Chief executives and legi...Labor Relations Specialis...First-Line Supervisors of...Customer Service Represen...Elementary and Middle Sch...Specialized Social Worker...Educational, Guidance, an...Specialized PsychologistsLawyers, and judges, magi...Postsecondary TeachersRegistered NursesEducation and childcare a...Human Resources ManagersSecretaries and Administr...First-Line Supervisors of...Retail SalespersonsMarketing ManagersSales ManagersMarket Research Analysts ...Sales Representatives of ...Management AnalystsParalegals and Legal Assi...Secondary School TeachersEditorsWriters and AuthorsPolice OfficersSocial and Community Serv...Bookkeeping, Accounting, ...Financial and Investment ...Business Management andAdministrationPsychologyHuman Resources andPersonnel ManagementGeneral BusinessCommunicationsMarketingPolitical Science andGovernmentEnglish Language andLiteratureSociologyAccountingAll other degreesThis jobTop 10 majorsEach major's top ten jobs
What college major is your best entry?

About 62% of people working as human resources specialists have at least a bachelor's degree. Each dot represents a college major leading to these jobs, with the dots to the right representing the majors sending the most of their grads into this career. The dots at the top are the majors who earn the most working in this career.

Darker colors have a larger percentage with graduate degreesOverall median salary0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%8.0%10.0%12.0%14.0%16.0%Percentage with this major$40,000$50,000$60,000$70,000$80,000$90,000$100,000$110,000Median salary with this major
Variation by state
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most farm labor contractors? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as farm labor contractors. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all human resources specialists, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Number of Farm Labor Contractors per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where farm labor contractors earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for human resources specialists compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for human resources specialists.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all human resources specialists, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

Choose the metric to review
Location-adjusted median salary
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Location-adjusted median salary for Farm Labor Contractors (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which farm labor contractors earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
Select a state to see local area details
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