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Ditch Rider Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$35,251 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Ditch Rider is $35,251 a year and $17 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Ditch Rider is between $31,199 and $41,779. 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 New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • 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 New York-Manhattan, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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