Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts 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; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
Median Annual Wage: $19,060
Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)
Related Job Titles: Farm Laborer; Harvester; Orchard Worker; Field Irrigation Worker; Farm Worker; Field Worker; Irrigator; Hired Hand; Hoe Worker; Picker