Average wage for Irish famers is €12.10/hour

Irish famers receive an average nominal gross hourly wage of €12,10/hour for paid labour, according to a new report published by the European Union (EU) Farm Economics Overview. 

This is above the Irish national minimum wage of €10.20/hour. 

Average farm incomes in the EU increased between 2007 and 2018, reaching €35,300 per farm and €22,500 per annual working unit (AWU) in 2018.

Farms specialising in granivores, wine, horticulture and dairy had an income per AWU aboove the EI average in 2018.

However, there were significant differences between the EU countries and based on types of farming, gender, age and level of training for farm holders and managers.

Analysis found that, on average, farms run by women had a lower income per AWU – 38 per cent lower than those run by men. 

The income gap by gender concerns all types of farming, with the biggest gap observed in dairy and field crop. 

The EU report provides an overview of key economic developments in European farms up to 2018, based on data collected for the farm accountancy data network (FADN).

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