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Operator Farm Machinery Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,385 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$426

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operator Farm Machinery is $34,385 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Operator Farm Machinery is between $26,410 and $40,892. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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.
Operator Farm Machinery Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Agricultural Equipment Operators

Job family population: 26,070

Estimated population of Operator Farm Machinery jobs: 1,954

Rate of error: 4.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$39,861
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Operator Farm Machinery Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Cold Header Operator - Fastener
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Semblex
Signing Bonus of Up to $5,000 Based on, Shift, Skill Set, and Machine Capabilities***** Please ... Semblex is a key supplier to such industries as Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Farm Equipment ...
Cold Header Operator - Fastener
May 9
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Semblex
Signing Bonus of Up to $5,000 Based on, Shift, Skill Set, and Machine Capabilities***** Please ... Semblex is a key supplier to such industries as Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Farm Equipment ...
Cold Header Operator - Fastener
May 9
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Semblex
Signing Bonus of Up to $5,000 Based on, Shift, Skill Set, and Machine Capabilities***** Please ... Semblex is a key supplier to such industries as Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Farm Equipment ...
Cold Header Operator - Fastener
May 9
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Semblex
Signing Bonus of Up to $5,000 Based on, Shift, Skill Set, and Machine Capabilities***** Please ... Semblex is a key supplier to such industries as Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Farm Equipment ...
Production Worker
Apr 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Zekelman Industries
... farm equipment, automotive mechanics or any other type of mechanical or electrical skills. New ... Operation of production equipment: mill operator, slitter operator, machine operator * Operation of ...
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