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Agricultural wage and practice survey


The 2016 Agricultural wage and practice survey results are now available.

Historically, LMPA has conducted an agricultural peak employment wage and practice survey every two years. The survey, previously referred to as the fruit growers wage survey, focused on apple thinning and the apple, cherry and pear harvests.


Beginning in 2015, LMPA began conducting the survey annually and surveying for all occupations and activities for which employers have requested temporary workers through the agricultural recruitment system. For 2016, LMPA conducted both employer and worker surveys to gain a greater understanding of agricultural wages and practices in Washington state. Data collection of the 2016 surveys ended December 16, 2016. 


The 2016 Agricultural wage and practice survey results are now available.


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) uses the survey results to establish wage rates and employment standards required in agricultural employment contracts, including H-2A guest worker contracts. The U.S. Department of Labor posts prevailing wage rates for Washington state in their Agricultural Online Wage Library.
 


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Reports are maintained on our site for four years. Electronic versions of older reports are available by sending an email to LMPA@esd.wa.gov. Include your name and the report’s name and year.

 


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