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Ranch Hand salary in United States

How much does a Ranch Hand make in the United States?

Average base salary


The average salary for a ranch hand is $15.81 per hour in the United States. 356 salaries reported, updated at August 10, 2022.

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Top companies for Ranch Hands in United States

  1. Capital Tower & Communications Inc
    23 reviews19 salaries reported
    $22.36per hour
  2. $19.66per hour
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Highest paying cities for Ranch Hands in United States

  1. Petaluma, CA
    $27.48 per hour
    18 salaries reported
  2. Winchester, CA
    $19.01 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Tulsa, OK
    $16.24 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  1. Dripping Springs, TX
    $15.22 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Riverside, CA
    $14.95 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  3. Stephenville, TX
    $13.33 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  1. Santee, CA
    $13.00 per hour
    30 salaries reported
  2. Dade City, FL
    $12.89 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  3. Tyler, TX
    $11.07 per hour
    11 salaries reported
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Where can a Ranch Hand earn more?

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Salary satisfaction

Based on 452 ratings

51% of Ranch Hands in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Farm Hand

2,740 job openings

Average $15.73 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Ranch Hand

How can you increase your salary as a ranch hand?

There are a couple steps you can take to increase your salary as a ranch hand:

  • Pursue education. While ranch hands aren't required to have a degree, many employers prefer to hire ranch hands who have completed some coursework in agriculture or animal husbandry.
  • Obtain a commercial driver's license. While not required, candidates who have a CDL will look better to potential employers who require this license to deliver animals to market.
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