Average daily wage of seasonal agricultural workers increased by 12.6%
In agricultural holdings, daily wage of the seasonal agricultural workers increased by 12.6% to 74TL, monthly wage of permanent agricultural workers increased by 14.0% to 2 117 TL in 2018.
The daily wage of the seasonal female agricultural workers increased by 11.9% to 67 TL and also the daily wage of the male agricultural workers increased by 12.1% to 82 TL.
The monthly wage of the permanent agricultural workers increased by 5.8% to 1 668 TL for female workers and it increased by 13.9% to 2 187 TL for male workers.
When looking at the daily wages of seasonal agricultural workers by selected activities, from the activities that most of the workers were worked, for hoeing; 62 TL was paid to female workers, 65 TL was paid to male workers and for harvesting; 71 TL was paid to female workers, 78 TL was paid to male workers. The highest daily wage of female seasonal agricultural workers was in Giresun
In agricultural holdings, the highest daily wage of seasonal agricultural workers for female workers was 95 TL in Giresun and for male workers it was 120 TL in Ardahan. The lowest wage was 42 TL for female workers and 53 TL for male workers in Hatay. The lowest monthly wage of male permanent agricultural workers was in Kilis
When looking at monthly wage paid to the permanent agricultural workers, it was seen that Eskişehir is the province where the highest monthly wage was paid to female workers with 2 000 TL and Çanakkale is the province where the highest monthly wage was paid to male workers with 3 203 TL. The lowest average wage was 1 467 TL for female workers in Aydın and 1 000 TL for male workers in Kilis. The next release on this subject will be on March 2020.
Agricultural holdings labour force wage statistics are compiled from agricultural holdings that are employing at least five seasonal or one permanent agricultural workers during the busiest period for agricultural purposes in the production year that data belongs. 2018 Agricultural Holdings Labour Wage Survey has been applied to 3 781 agricultural holdings in 28 provinces by face-to-face interview.