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Farm Machinery Operator Salary

$32,635 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Farm Machinery Operator is $32,635 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Farm Machinery Operator is between $25,066 and $38,811. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Farm Machinery Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and drives one or more farm machines, such as tractors, trucks, and harvesters to perform specified farm activity as cutting hay, picking cranberries, and harvesting wheat.
  • Hitches soil conditioning implement, such as plow or harrow to tractor, and controls tractor and towed implement to furrow and grade soil.
  • Drives tractor and operates designated towed machine, such as seed drill or manure spreader, to plant, fertilize, dust, and spray crops.
  • Prepares harvesting machine by adjusting speeds of cutters, blowers, and conveyors and height of cutting head or depth of digging blades according to type, height, weight, and condition of crop being harvested, and contour of terrain.
  • Attaches towed- or mounted-type harvesting machine to tractor, using hand tools, or drives self-propelled harvesting machine to cut, pull up, dig, thresh, clean, chop, bag, or bundle crops, such as sod, vine fruits, or livestock feed.
Farm Machinery Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Agricultural Equipment Operators

Job family population: 26,070

Estimated population of Farm Machinery Operator jobs: 1,954

Rate of error: 4.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Farm Machinery Operator Job Listings for United States

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Stonyfield Farm
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Assembly Line Worker / Machine Operators
May 16
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Taylor Farms Texas
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May 16
Seattle, WA, USA
National Products Inc.
Operates machinery efficiently and effectively to make good parts. * Maintains safe/healthy work ... and fire, farmers, miners, pilots, extreme sports enthusiasts and many others with mounting ...
Machine Operator Level 1 (Ogden)
Jun 9
Ogden, UT, USA
The Pictsweet Company
Good understanding of electrical controls related directly to Pictsweet packaging machinery. ... The Pictsweet Farms brand currently is in a strong #3 share position in the $4B+ frozen vegetable ...
Machine Operator - Consumer Products Manufacturer - 1st Shift (CH#319889)
May 30
Barton Staffing Solutions
Super Machine Operator Opportunity for YOU. Excellent company and great location 1st Shift - 11: 00 ... BartonStaffing.com Or We'd love to meet you - come in and apply in person: 20660 Caton Farm Road ...
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