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Farmworkers and Laborers

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: $17.70
Statewide median: $24.25


This career pays well below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Farmworkers and Laborers *

Area Low Median High
$15.43 $16.40 $17.49
$14.91 $17.70 $22.39
Central Minnesota
$15.17 $19.23 $22.44
Northeast Minnesota
$14.23 $15.75 $18.09
Southeast Minnesota
$15.01 $16.67 $19.49
Southwest Minnesota
$14.67 $15.64 $19.20
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.45 $15.90 $22.57

* "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 1,500 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Farmworkers and Laborers 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 7,108 new Farmworkers and Laborers 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 Farmworkers and Laborers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 526,300 554,300 28,000 5.3%
Minnesota 4,762 4,565 -197 -4.1%
Central Minnesota 576 494 -82 -14.2%
Southwest Minnesota 688 637 -51 -7.4%

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


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