2019 dollars per hour (line)

Percent (bars)

Line Bar combo chart with 30 years, 1 line and 1 bar per year.

Year 1, 1990.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 50.5.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 9.8.

Year 2, 91.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 51.6.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 9.97.

Year 3, 92.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 52.4.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 10.1.

Year 4, 93.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 52.6.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 10.15.

Year 5, 94.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 52.5.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 10.18.

Year 6, 95.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 52.3.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 10.18.

Year 7, 96.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 52.6.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 10.3.

Year 8, 97.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 53.1.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 10.58.

Year 9, 98.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 53.7.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 10.97.

Year 10, 99.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 53.5.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.11.

Year 11, 2000.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 53.8.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.23.

Year 12, 01.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.1.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.38.

Year 13, 02.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.7.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.66.

Year 14, 03.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.8.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.73.

Year 15, 04.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.6.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.61.

Year 16, 05.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.8.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.59.

Year 17, 06.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.7.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.63.

Year 18, 07.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.5.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.73.

Year 19, 08.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.8.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.78.

Year 20, 09.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.4.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 12.09.

Year 21, 2010.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 53.7.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 12.01.

Year 22, 11.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 53.3.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 11.8.

Year 23, 12.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.8.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 12.05.

Year 24, 13.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 55.1.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 12.2.

Year 25, 14.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 54.8.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 12.2.

Year 26, 15.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 55.9.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 12.67.

Year 27, 16.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 56.6.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 13.

Year 28, 17.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 56.6.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 13.01.

Year 29, 18.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 58.4.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 13.49.

Year 30, 19.

Bar 1, Average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages (right axis) 59.5.

Line 1, Average real wage for nonsupervisory farm workers (left axis) 13.99.

Note: The nonfarm wage includes nonsupervisory employees in mining and logging, manufacturing, and construction and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for about 80 percent of total employment on private nonfarm payrolls. The percentage indicates the average nonsupervisory farm wage as a percent of average nonfarm wages for the aforementioned groups. Wages are adjusted for inflation using U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, CPI-U-RS.

Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Farm Labor Survey and nonfarm wage data from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics survey.