Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

4.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
69%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
11.1%
by 2030
WAGES
$43,880
or $21.09 hourly
VOLUME
35,720
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 69% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Key
very important
quite important
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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 11.1% by 2030
'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' was $43,880, or $21.09 hourly
'Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians' are paid 4.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 35,720 people employed as Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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