Agriculture Salary Guide

When you change industries, setting salary expectations is all part of the process – especially when transitioning from Defence.

As with most fields, agriculture salaries and benefits vary depending on the role and your experience. The below info will help you get an idea of your earning potential.

Looking out for you

All positions listed by Agri Veterans meet the requirements of Australia's Fair Work Act, including rates of pay and entitlements.

Typical agriculture positions by salary

From

$45k

From

$130k

Permanent Roles - Annual base salary 2017 AUD

Positions often include extras such as accommodation and a work vehicle.

Livestock Attendant $45,000 – $60,000
Export Documents Administrator $50,000 – $60,000
Warehousing and Distribution $55,000 – $70,000
Fresh Produce Attendant $50,000 – $60,000
Farm Worker (crops) $45,000 – $55,000
Horticulture Grower $55,000 – $90,000
Warehousing and Distribution $55,000 – $70,000
Fresh Produce Line Team Leader $55,000 – $70,000
2IC to Farm Manager $55,000 – $90,000
Farmhand $55,000 – $65,000
Assistant Manager $60,000 – $90,000
Merchandise Storeman $60,000 – $70,000
Orchard Technician $65,000 – $75,000
Cotton Gin Assistant $70,000 – $90,000
Production Manager $70,000 – $100,000
Cotton Ginner $90,000 – $120,000
Farm Manager $80,000 – $130,000
Agronomist $80,000 – $90,000
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers $50,000 – $65,000
Agricultural and Horticultural Operators $55,000 – $80,000
Aquaculture Farmer $60,000 – $75,000
Aquaculture Worker $55,000 – $65,000
Agricultural Mechanic $60,000 – $80,000
Agricultural Diesel Technician $60,000 – $80,000
Boilermaker / Welder $50,000 – $60,000
Feed Mill Manager $65,000 – $90,000
Production Worker $50,000 – $60,000

Interested in a career in agriculture?

We are always looking at recruiting ex-defence to work in Australia's agriculture industry. Submit the form below to register your interest or to speak with a member of the Agri Veterans team.