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

COMPENSATION

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 - 10 Jobs
11%
SALES & MARKETING - 11 Jobs
12%
PLANT & OFFICE - 46 Jobs
51%
FIELD - 23 Jobs
26%

Human Resources Practices

Data for Better Decisions
The HR Practices Survey captures details for over 20 categories, including health plan coverage, employee retention programs, incentive and bonus 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, and exemption status for the jobs listed below.

EXECUTIVE
  • 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

SALES & MARKETING
  • Export Sales Management Job
  • Field Operations Rep (Sales)
  • Outside Sales Job
  • Marketing Manager
  • 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

PLANT & OFFICE
  • 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
  • Packing House Supervisor
  • 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

FIELD
  • 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 2022 Survey Closes April 1, 2022

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

As an HR professional and as a company wide strategy and goal, we strive to have competitive compensation and benefits for all of our employees. The data that Western Growers provides aligns with our strategies and goals with compensation and benefits. We look forward to continued participation in the Western Growers annual compensation survey and the data the survey provides on an annual basis!

Brett Zall, VP, HR, Fowler Packing Company