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Ditch Rider Salary
in Buffalo, New York

$31,067 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$385

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 18, 2019

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The average pay for a Ditch Rider is $31,067 a year and $15 an hour in Buffalo, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Ditch Rider is between $23,989 and $36,821. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Ditch Rider. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Buffalo, New York.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls irrigation system to convey water to farms in assigned area, according to rights, or as instructed by water control supervisor (waterworks) or other officials, for irrigating fields and crops: contacts water users to determine quantity of water needed, and time and duration of delivery.
  • Computes and requisitions quantity of water required.
  • Operates gates, checks, turnouts, and wasteways to regulate waterflow into canals and laterals (individual supply ditches).
  • Measures or estimates diversions of water from canals and to water users, and calculates and records quantities delivered for use in computing charges to farmers.
  • Patrols assigned area by foot, horseback, or motor vehicle to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas, or obstructions and damage to irrigation system.
  • Removes debris and makes emergency repairs to banks, structures, gates, and canal roads.
  • Fills holes and exterminates rodents.
  • Writes reports and records daily deliveries, number of users, amount of water used, and other data required by law or company.
  • May prepare reports on condition of system and equipment, and replacements or repairs needed.
  • May supervise crew workers cleaning ditches, raising ditch banks, repairing concrete and wooden structures, erecting fences and gates, and other maintenance work after irrigating season has passed.
  • May take annual crop census and make weed and other surveys.
  • May patrol canal at night to determine that water is flowing in prescribed volume into users' ditches.
Ditch Rider Job Prevalence in Buffalo, New York, United States

Job family: Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Job family population: 282,300

Estimated population of Ditch Rider jobs: 2,154

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$36,016
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York. As of 2018, the population was 256,304. The city is the county seat of Erie County and a major gateway for commerce and travel across the Canada–United States border, forming part of the bi-national Buffalo Niagara Region. The Buffalo area was inhabited before the 17th century by the Native American Iroquois tribe and later by French settlers. The city grew significantly in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of immigration, the construction of the Erie Canal and rail transportation, and its close proximity...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Ditch Rider is $31,067 a year and $15 an hour in Buffalo, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Ditch Rider is between $23,989 and $36,821. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Ditch Rider. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Buffalo, New York.

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