Annual full-time equivalent (FTE) and average wages for California farmworkers, 2015

FTE Pay Actual Wages
All agriculture $30,283 $17,445
 Vegetables $36,951 $25,397
 Fruits/nuts $30,038 $18,565
 Nursery $33,347 $26,366
 Crop Support $27,221 $13,498
 Farm labor contractor $22,464 $9,865

Note: All wages shown are in 2015 dollars.

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor),, and special tabulations provided to the authors by CA Employment Development Department (March 7, 2017).

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