Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.


  • Markets and arranges for the sale of crops, livestock and other farm or horticultural produce.
  • Plans intensity and sequence of farm or horticultural operations and orders seed, fertiliser, equipment and other supplies.
  • Decides or advises on the types of crops and/or produce to be grown or livestock raised.
  • Produces and maintains records of production, finance and breeding.
  • Determines financial, staffing and other short and long-term needs.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 44% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£38,776 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for manager or proprietor in agriculture or horticulture is £38,776

898 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 898. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for manager or proprietor in agriculture or horticulture roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £38,776 per year. That is about £3,231 per month or £19.88 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,783, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,391

Is it growing or declining?

This career has grown over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 898 people are employed in the region.

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