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The only compensation and HR practices survey specific to the agriculture industry in California and Arizona.


Competitive pay data to give you the insights you need to recruit and retain outstanding employees, make key budgeting decisions, and plan a competitive total rewards strategy.

EXECUTIVE - 9 Positions
SALES & MARKETING - 9 Positions
PLANT & OFFICE - 44 Positions
FIELD - 22 Positions

Human Resources Practices

Data for Better Decisions
The HR Practices Survey captures details for over 20 categories, including health plan coverage, incentive programs, merit increases, and programs specific to field workers — the data you need to help you compete for the top talent in the agriculture industry.

Information Specific to the Work You Do
Unlike most HR reporting sources, the Western Growers HR Practices Survey provides data specific to agriculture in California and Arizona — a unique opportunity to learn how your strategy compares to those of companies like your own.

Surveyed Jobs

We survey base pay, annual cash bonus, piece rate pay, sales commission/bonus, total annual cash compensation, automobile policy/mileage reimbursement and exemption status for the 84 jobs listed below.

  • Chief Executive Officer (Owner)
  • Chief Executive Officer (Non-Owner)
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • General Counsel
  • General Manager
  • Top Food Safety Job
  • Top Human Resources Job
  • Top Logistics Job

  • Export Sales Management Job
  • Field Operations Rep (Sales)
  • Outside Sales Job
  • Sales Customer Service Job (Hourly)
  • Sales Customer Service Job (Salaried)
  • Second Level Sales (Management Job)
  • Second Level Sales (Non-Management Job)
  • Top Marketing Management Job
  • Top Sales and Marketing Management Job
  • Top Sales Management Job

  • Accounts Payable Clerical
  • Accounts Receivable Clerical
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Agronomist
  • Area Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Box Assembler
  • Cold Storage or Cooler Manager
  • Controller
  • Dock Foreman
  • Dumper
  • Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
  • Executive Assistant to CEO
  • Financial Analyst
  • Food Safety Job (Manager or Supervisor)
  • Forklift Driver
  • General Accounting Manager
  • Grower Accountant
  • H.R. Generalist
  • H.R. Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Labeler
  • Machine Operator
  • Network Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Packer
  • Payroll Clerical
  • Procurement Manager
  • Production Manager (Plant)
  • Production Supervisor Intermediate (Hourly)
  • Production Supervisor Intermediate (Salaried)
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Assurance Manager/Supervisor (Plant)
  • Q.A. Technician
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Refrigeration Mechanic (Senior)
  • Safety Manager
  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Shipping/Receiving Clerk
  • Shop Maint. Mechanic/Technician
  • Shop Maint. Mechanic/Technician (Senior)
  • Sorter
  • Stacker
  • Warehouse Manager

  • Crew Leader
  • Farm/Ranch/Agriculture Manager
  • Field Maint. Mechanic/Technician
  • Field Maint. Mechanic/Technician (Senior)
  • Field Supervisor (Intermediate Level)
  • Field Supervisor (Senior Level)
  • General Laborer (Entry Level)
  • General Laborer (Senior)
  • Harvester
  • Harvest Manager
  • Inspector (Field)
  • Irrigation Foreman (Hourly)
  • Irrigation Foreman (Salaried)
  • Irrigator (Row)
  • Irrigator (Sprinkling System)
  • Nursery Propagator
  • Pest Control Adviser (PCA)
  • Pruner
  • Quality Assurance Director/Manager (Field)
  • Tractor Driver
  • Tractor Driver (Senior)
  • Truck Driver
  • Vineyard Manager

Participate Today! The 2021 Survey Closes April 23rd, 2021


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Exclusive to Western Growers Members

This is your opportunity to tap into industry specific market data and analytics to help run your operations and programs successfully and strategically.

The Western Growers 2021 Compensation and HR Practices Survey is now open and offered only through Western Growers, for Western Growers members only. We encourage your participation in helping drive the standards of excellence forward across our industry.

The WGA salary survey is Limoneira's go-to source for salary information across all our company's positions and locations.

Kathleen Thompson, Limoneira Company