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Ditch Rider Salary
in Cincinnati, Ohio

$30,662 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$380

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 17, 2019

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The average pay for a Ditch Rider is $30,662 a year and $15 an hour in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The average salary range for a Ditch Rider is between $23,676 and $36,340. 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 Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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 Cincinnati, Ohio, 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:
$35,546
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Cincinnati ( SIN-sih-NAT-ee) is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is the government seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located at the northern side of the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers, the latter of which marks the state line with Kentucky. The city is the economic and cultural hub of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, the fastest growing economic power in the Midwestern United States based on increase of economic output, which had a population of 2,190,209 as of the 2018 census estimates. This makes it Ohio's largest metropolitan area and the nation's 28th-largest. With a...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Ditch Rider is $30,662 a year and $15 an hour in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The average salary range for a Ditch Rider is between $23,676 and $36,340. 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 Cincinnati, Ohio.

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