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Farmers and Ranchers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

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: $38.95
Statewide median: $25.22


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Farmers and Ranchers *

Area Low Median High
$31.28 $41.25 $53.73
$15.75 $38.95 $40.34
Central Minnesota
$15.50 $38.95 $38.95
Northwest Minnesota
$38.94 $39.43 $40.82
Southwest Minnesota
$32.91 $38.94 $52.90

* "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 140 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 very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 37,241 new Farmers and Ranchers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Farmers and Ranchers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 888,300 882,600 -5,800 -0.7%
Minnesota 40,984 39,443 -1,541 -3.8%
Southwest Minnesota 10,622 10,275 -347 -3.3%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.