Ag Jobs – Where is the Money?
By Sonya Buck, Agcareers.com Australia
Could you afford to work for free? Unless you've recently won the jackpot or property in central sydney, we all know we would answer this question.
Salary can be a major factor when choosing an employment role, but lets' put money aside for a moment. Forbes magazine recently shared a survey which reported that 'Attractive Fixed Salary' comes in at No. 8 in terms of happiness in employment. The other remaining key issues for employees were:
|1||Appreciation for your work|
|2||Good relationships with colleagues|
|3||Good work-life balance|
|4||Good relationships with superiors|
|5||Company’s financial stability|
|6||Learning and career development|
|8||Attractive fixed salary|
|9||Interesting job content|
One certainty is that intangible benefits such as ‘appreciation of your work’ will not pay your mortgage or put food on the table, so it’s important to be aware of the remuneration for each occupation in order to meet financial commitments and make lifestyle decisions.
The Agricultural industry provides so many different employment positions, all with differing remuneration rates. Should you be considering a career change, contemplating a study path or just benchmarking your current salary, being familiar with the income on offer is essential.
Here are some of the Australian Agriculture and Support Service remuneration rates:
|Agricultural Technicians||$ 54,498||Research & Development Manager||$ 83,128|
|Agricultural Engineer||$ 60,000||Sales Associate||$ 44,547|
|Agronomist||$ 57,689||Sales – Account Manager||$ 59,755|
|Area Sales Manager||$ 68,434||Supply Chain Planner||$ 70,401|
|Business Development Executive||$ 59,599||Supply Chain Manager||$ 100,994|
|Farm Workers (Crops/Livestock)||$ 42,370||Technical Services Manager||$ 96,883|
|Farm Manager||$ 55,788||Territory Sales Representative||$ 52,778|
|Marketing Manager||$ 76,632||Timber Product Manf. – Operations Mgr||$ 80,000|
|Production Supervisor||$ 65,445||Timber Product Manf. – Office Manager||$ 44,682|
Source www.payscale.com 1 July 2015
Agricultural employment may provide some benefits that other occupations do not offer. You could enjoy working outdoors, the type of people you meet, working with animals, living the rural lifestyle and factors like these should also be considered when choosing next position or study pathway.
Whatever your employment motivation, just remember the old adage ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’ definitely rings true not just in Agriculture, but for all industries.
Looking for a new role? Visit www.AgCareers.com