Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

5.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
41%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
10.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$46,910
or $22.55 hourly
VOLUME
35,030
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 41% (Start worrying)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 10.7% by 2031
'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' 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 'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' was $46,910, or $22.55 hourly
'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' are paid 2.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as farm equipment mechanics and service technicians?

As of 2021 there were 35,030 people employed as Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians.

Job description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.

SOC Code: 49-3041.00

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Comments

Mārtiņš (Small chance) says
There are a LOT of things that can break on a tractor, it is unlikely that a robot could figure out what's wrong on a tractor.
What is a screw breaks? What if a screw strips?
Mar 27, 2020 at 09:26 AM

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