Worm Picker Career

Job Description: Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.

*A job as a Worm Picker falls under the broader career category of Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

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Worm Picker Career

Salary Info

We do not have salary data for this specific career but we can provide average wages for all careers in the category of Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Median Annual Wage

$24,760

Median Hourly Wage

$11.90*

Total Employed Nationally

31,000


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2013 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.