The salary statistics of agricultural equipment operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of agricultural equipment operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The agricultural equipment operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$20,250|
|25th Percentile Wage||$24,540|
|50th Percentile Wage||$30,110|
|75th Percentile Wage||$36,910|
|90th Percentile Wage||$44,620|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural equipment operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agricultural equipment operators is $44,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,250. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 120% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of agricultural equipment operators in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for agricultural equipment operators occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $37,010. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $26,070).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only agricultural equipment operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of agricultural equipment operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,820 to $46,420. The highest paying state for agricultural equipment operators is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $46,420. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $20,820. For more salary information of agricultural equipment operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |