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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
452092  Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2,736 2,754 18 0.66 % 75 73 No formal educational credential 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Projected 2024 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    260  9 % 230  8 % -30  -10 % $27,770
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    240  9 % 220  8 % -20  -7 % $29,070
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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