• Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 29,310
    $21,460 range bar $39,290
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and laborers maintain the quality of crops by operating machinery and doing physical labor under the supervision of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers.

What do they typically do

  • Move shrubs, plants, and trees with wheelbarrows or tractors
  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment
  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools
  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them
  • Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest, and spray fields and plants
  • Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs
  • Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.1%
Job Openings 2,412

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