Real hourly wages for hired farmworkers, all agricultural workers, and AEWR, 1989-2017

Dollars (2017)

Line graph with 4 lines and 29 points per line.

Line 1, Nonsupervisory crop/livestock (AEWR).
Point 1, 1989 is 9.61.
Point 2, 1990 is 9.39.
Point 3, 1991 is 9.56.
Point 4, 1992 is 9.69.
Point 5, 1993 is 9.73.
Point 6, 1994 is 9.76.
Point 7, 1995 is 9.76.
Point 8, 1996 is 9.88.
Point 9, 1997 is 10.14.
Point 10, 1998 is 10.52.
Point 11, 1999 is 10.66.
Point 12, 2000 is 10.76.
Point 13, 2001 is 10.91.
Point 14, 2002 is 11.18.
Point 15, 2003 is 11.25.
Point 16, 2004 is 11.14.
Point 17, 2005 is 11.11.
Point 18, 2006 is 11.16.
Point 19, 2007 is 11.25.
Point 20, 2008 is 11.3.
Point 21, 2009 is 11.59.
Point 22, 2010 is 11.52.
Point 23, 2011 is 11.32.
Point 24, 2012 is 11.56.
Point 25, 2013 is 11.7.
Point 26, 2014 is 11.71.
Point 27, 2015 is 12.15.
Point 28, 2016 is 12.46.
Point 29, 2017 is 12.47.
Line 2, Nonsupervisory crop workers.
Point 1, 1989 is 9.8.
Point 2, 1990 is 9.54.
Point 3, 1991 is 9.66.
Point 4, 1992 is 9.77.
Point 5, 1993 is 9.88.
Point 6, 1994 is 9.88.
Point 7, 1995 is 9.82.
Point 8, 1996 is 9.9.
Point 9, 1997 is 10.17.
Point 10, 1998 is 10.5.
Point 11, 1999 is 10.61.
Point 12, 2000 is 10.71.
Point 13, 2001 is 10.8.
Point 14, 2002 is 11.1.
Point 15, 2003 is 11.1.
Point 16, 2004 is 10.99.
Point 17, 2005 is 10.93.
Point 18, 2006 is 11.05.
Point 19, 2007 is 11.14.
Point 20, 2008 is 11.18.
Point 21, 2009 is 11.53.
Point 22, 2010 is 11.48.
Point 23, 2011 is 11.28.
Point 24, 2012 is 11.51.
Point 25, 2013 is 11.68.
Point 26, 2014 is 11.71.
Point 27, 2015 is 12.13.
Point 28, 2016 is 12.51.
Point 29, 2017 is 12.51.
Line 3, Nonsupervisory livestock workers.
Point 1, 1989 is 9.13.
Point 2, 1990 is 9.05.
Point 3, 1991 is 9.31.
Point 4, 1992 is 9.53.
Point 5, 1993 is 9.36.
Point 6, 1994 is 9.45.
Point 7, 1995 is 9.6.
Point 8, 1996 is 9.83.
Point 9, 1997 is 10.04.
Point 10, 1998 is 10.59.
Point 11, 1999 is 10.82.
Point 12, 2000 is 10.97.
Point 13, 2001 is 11.23.
Point 14, 2002 is 11.42.
Point 15, 2003 is 11.64.
Point 16, 2004 is 11.51.
Point 17, 2005 is 11.57.
Point 18, 2006 is 11.42.
Point 19, 2007 is 11.57.
Point 20, 2008 is 11.6.
Point 21, 2009 is 11.71.
Point 22, 2010 is 11.56.
Point 23, 2011 is 11.5.
Point 24, 2012 is 11.67.
Point 25, 2013 is 11.77.
Point 26, 2014 is 11.73.
Point 27, 2015 is 12.18.
Point 28, 2016 is 12.37.
Point 29, 2017 is 12.38.
Line 4, All occupations.
Point 1, 1989 is 10.26.
Point 2, 1990 is 10.07.
Point 3, 1991 is 10.19.
Point 4, 1992 is 10.41.
Point 5, 1993 is 10.47.
Point 6, 1994 is 10.49.
Point 7, 1995 is 10.48.
Point 8, 1996 is 10.58.
Point 9, 1997 is 10.84.
Point 10, 1998 is 11.25.
Point 11, 1999 is 11.47.
Point 12, 2000 is 11.56.
Point 13, 2001 is 11.73.
Point 14, 2002 is 12.04.
Point 15, 2003 is 12.13.
Point 16, 2004 is 12.01.
Point 17, 2005 is 11.95.
Point 18, 2006 is 12.03.
Point 19, 2007 is 12.12.
Point 20, 2008 is 12.1.
Point 21, 2009 is 12.4.
Point 22, 2010 is 12.34.
Point 23, 2011 is 12.09.
Point 24, 2012 is 12.32.
Point 25, 2013 is 12.51.
Point 26, 2014 is 12.51.
Point 27, 2015 is 12.97.
Point 28, 2016 is 13.26.
Point 29, 2017 is 13.32.

Note: Excludes those hired by labor contractors; includes Hawaii, excludes Alaska. Inflation adjustment uses the CPI-U-RS. AEWR is the Adverse Effect Wage Rate; regional estimates of the AEWR are used in the calculation of required minimum wages for H-2A temporary agricultural workers. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Farm Labor Survey. Annual averages for livestock workers were calculated by weighting reported quarterly wages by quarterly employment estimates. Nonfarm wages from Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics.