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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

in Massachusetts

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 "Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041) and "Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).

Occupation Projection for Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
452092  Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2,664 2,954 290 10.89 % 103 320 29 452 No formal educational credential 

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    340  13 % 390  13 % 50  14 % $30,060
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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