Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
- Cane Cutter
- Carrot Harvester
- Citrus Picker
- Corn Picker
- Cotton Picker
- Crop Picker
- Flower Picker
- Greenhouse Transplanter
- Harvest Worker
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $19,080.00 with most people making between $17,180.00 and $22,900.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 246,800 people in California. It is projected that there will be 250,300 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 360 openings due to growth and about 7,520 replacement openings for approximately 7,880 total annual openings.
Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation