As of January 1st, the new minimum monthly wage for sheepherders will be $1,544.07. Two years ago, HAP helped to end 50 years of monopoly by the sheep industry by increasing the basic worker salary from $750 to $1,226 per month, and the start of 2018 marks the second and final phase of the salary increase for these workers. Read the Department of Labor here: Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate for Range Occupations in 2018: H2A Salary Increasse2018