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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. Excludes “Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation” (37-3012), “Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products” (45-2041), and “Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers” (45-4011 through 45-4029). 

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Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 0.0%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 11,941
Median Hourly Click for more information on Median Hourly Wage $14 per hour
Average Annual Click for more information on Average Wage $33,120 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. 
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