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Job Description

Median Salary

 
Agricultural Equipment OperatorsDrive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning. The median hourly wage for Agricultural Equipment Operators is $13.89
 
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and GreenhouseManually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. The median hourly wage for Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse is $10.58
 
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural AnimalsAttend 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. The median hourly wage for Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals is $11.78
 
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural ProductsGrade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition. The median hourly wage for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products is $10.82
 
Precision Agriculture TechniciansApply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather. The median hourly wage for Precision Agriculture Technicians is $22.12
 
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal CaretakersFeed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists. The median hourly wage for Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers is $12.16
 

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