Agricultural Equipment Operators

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by year 2032
or $18.16 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

88% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Agricultural Equipment Operators' job openings is expected to rise 12.1% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Agricultural Equipment Operators' was $37,780, or $18 per hour

'Agricultural Equipment Operators' were paid 18.4% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 28,830 people employed as 'Agricultural Equipment Operators' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Agricultural Equipment Operators'.

Job description

Drive and control equipment to support agricultural activities such as tilling soil; planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops; feeding and herding livestock; or removing animal waste. May perform tasks such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.

SOC Code: 45-2091.00


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jessica says
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Jun 26, 2023 at 06:15 PM

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