Agricultural Equipment Operators generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level.
Once employed, Agricultural Equipment Operators can expect to earn an average of $23,000 per year throughout their career.
In addition, over the coming 10 years Agricultural Equipment Operators will see a fairly meaningful decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -5.0%.
In respect to starting your own business, Agricultural Equipment Operators rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 0.2% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.
Given the job environment today, it should come as no surprise that Agricultural Equipment Operators are currently facing unemployment levels approaching 10.9%.
Academic Programs of Interest
Agricultural Equipment Technician
An Agricultural Equipment Technician is a program that is designed to teach a person how to repair power driven farm equipment and any of the associated attachments. After completing the program a student can expect to know how to: service advanced hydraulic systems, service anti-lock brake systems, ...more
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Heavy Equipment Operator
The Heavy Equipment Operator Program teaches students how to operate heavy machinery such as heavy articulating rock trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, dozers and graders. These machines are used universally for all manner of heavy construction, earth moving, road building, mining, forestry, mega ...more