How much do farmers get paid?

How much do farmers get paid?
Feb 26, 2024

Seeking Canadian agricultural producers for key compensation data
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As previously reported on, new data from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has found that by 2030 there will be more than 100,000 vacant jobs to fill in the agriculture industry. In 2023, CAHRC found a 15 per cent increase in the number of job vacancies compared to 2022.

“This is your chance to help the agriculture industry ensure top talent for the future,” says Kathryn Doan, CVO, Director, Talent Solutions Team at (a company).

Aimed to provide valuable data to the agricultural industry for attracting and retaining employees, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is performing an Agricultural Producers Compensation Survey. is conducting the survey on behalf of CAHRC.

CAHRC invites grain, oilseed, dairy, swine, fish, and apiculture producers to participate in this crucial survey.

Topics covered will include:

  • Monetary Benefits: Wages for Farm Managers, Farm Supervisors, Farm Workers, Farm Labourers, and Specialized staff.
  • Non-Monetary Benefits: health, dental, vision, relocation, housing, and more!
  • Hiring and retention tactics of flexible scheduling, bonuses, and vacation and sick time

The deadline for participation is March 15, 2024. Producers can find out more and take the survey at this link, or contact for additional information.

Participants will receive a copy of the full results to aid in compensation, recruiting, and retention practices, plus they will be entered into a contest for a chance to win a $250 gift card for Mudeas or Durnin Workwear.

The mission is to provide global talent solutions in agriculture and food. They strive to “Feed the World with Talent” in the industries they serve.’s passion is agriculture, demonstrated through their investment in time and resources that engage candidates and employers in the industry. They work to build the pipeline of talent to the industry by expanding knowledge about the breadth of career opportunities in agriculture. For more information, visit

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is a national, non-profit organization focused on addressing human resource issues facing agricultural businesses across Canada. CAHRC works with industry leaders, governments, and educational stakeholders, to research, develop and communicate solutions to the challenges in employment and skills development in primary agriculture. For more information visit

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