Agricultural Equipment Operators

3.9/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
88%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
12.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$36,360
or $17.48 hourly
VOLUME
26,180
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 88% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Agricultural Equipment Operators' job openings is expected to rise 12.1% by 2031
'Agricultural Equipment Operators' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Agricultural Equipment Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Agricultural Equipment Operators' was $36,360, or $17.48 hourly
'Agricultural Equipment Operators' are paid 20.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as agricultural equipment operators?

As of 2021 there were 26,180 people employed as Agricultural Equipment Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% 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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