Learn about the types of people who become agricultural workers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

32% of agricultural workers work in full-time roles while 68% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an agricultural worker. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming agricultural workers at a ratio of 1.78 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

44% of agricultural workers are female and 56% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an agricultural worker and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an agricultural worker and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming an agricultural worker than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of agricultural workers are White, making up 83% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Other, making up 8% and 3% respectively.