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Farm Machine Operator Salary

How much does a Farm Machine Operator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Farm Machine Operator

$32,730 (USD)/yr

$16 (USD)/hr

$406 (USD)/yr

$32,394 (USD)/yr

$16 (USD)/hr

$406 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average farm machine operator salary in United States is $32,730 or an equivalent hourly rate of $16. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $406. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$25,139 (USD)

$38,924 (USD)

Education

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Salary Potential

$37,943 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Farm Machine Operator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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