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45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
Manually 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.
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Wages & Employment Trends
Employment data collected from Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers.
Industry data collected from Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers.
|Median wages (2012)||$8.98 hourly, $18,670 annual|
|Employment (2010)||746,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2010-2020)||Decline slowly or moderately (-3% to -9%)|
|Projected job openings (2010-2020)||227,400|
|Top industries (2010)||
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting (85% employed in this sector)
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2010-2020 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2010-2020). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.