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The average cowhand salary in Alabama, United States is $22,469 or an hourly rate of $11. This is 12% lower (-$3,076) than the average cowhand salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $254.
An entry level cowhand (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $18,390. On the other end, a senior level cowhand (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $29,286.
Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.
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