Training Requirements for Agricultural Equipment Operators

Agricultural equipment operators need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Agricultural equipment operators
Percent
Less than High School 56.0
High School 25.8
Some College 9.3
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 4.6
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment Outlook for Agricultural Equipment Operators

This represents about 57,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more agricultural equipment operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 18,000 more.

Typical Income for Agricultural Equipment Operators

Hourly Income

On average,agricultural equipment operators make $14.63 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Agricultural equipment operators $9.39 $11.17 $13.87 $17.17 $21.01
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $9.32 $10.01 $11.30 $14.87 $20.60
Agricultural workers $9.21 $10.01 $10.93 $13.26 $17.64
Miscellaneous agricultural workers $9.24 $10.01 $10.83 $12.72 $16.66
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, agricultural equipment operators make $30,430 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Agricultural equipment operators $19,540 $23,240 $28,850 $35,720 $43,690
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $19,380 $20,810 $23,510 $30,930 $42,860
Agricultural workers $19,160 $20,810 $22,740 $27,570 $36,680
Miscellaneous agricultural workers $19,210 $20,810 $22,520 $26,470 $34,660
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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