Cowpuncher

Perform the duties in a beef cattle ranch.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cowpunchers do?

Performs any combination of the following duties on a beef cattle ranch to attend to beef cattle: Herds, castrates, and brands cattle. Inspects and repairs fences, windmills, watering troughs, and feed containers. Feeds cattle supplemental food during shortages of natural forage. Trains saddle horses. Rides beside horse being trained to prevent bucking horse or rider from being injured.


Should I be a Cowpuncher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cotton Stomper, Cow Puncher, Cow Washer, Mutton Puncher

    How to become a Cowpuncher

    Most Cowpunchers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,96,96
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