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Agricultural Equipment Operators

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Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.


  • Duties vary widely—from raising plants and livestock to operating large farm equipment.
  • The majority of agricultural workers learn their skills on the job in less than a month; animal breeders require more work experience or a college degree.
  • Job openings are expected to be numerous; opportunities for agricultural equipment operators, and crop, greenhouse, and nursery farmworkers should be particularly plentiful.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $25,220/yr ($12.61/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma