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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Drive and control farm equipment, like tractors, balers, or tillers.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$24.16 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  12.9%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs.
  • Operate farming equipment.
  • Operate irrigation systems.
  • Apply chemical solutions to plants to protect against disease or insects or to enhance growth.
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Job Title Examples:

Livestock Handler
Nursery Worker
Tractor Operator

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