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Farm Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$27,000
$21,000
$27,000
$35,000
The average farm operator makes about $27,674 per year. That's $13.31 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $21,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $35,000. Many of farm operators seem to be drawn to transportation and utilities companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case farm operators tend to work at utilities, hospitality, and transportation companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois pay farm operators the highest salaries.
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Map of Farm Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Farm Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Farm Operator Salary By Location

While a farm operator can average a salary of $27,674 per year, or $13.31 per hour, there are many opportunities for farm operators to make more. For example, in Chicago Heights, IL you might make $36,775 per year. Other high-paying locations include Pittsburgh, PA, Jacksonville, FL and Charlotte, NC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Chicago Heights, IL where the average starting salary is $24,000. The highest paying states for farm operators include Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois. Meanwhile, Mississippi, Wyoming, and Montana offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Chicago Heights, IL
Chicago Heights, IL
$36,775
$37k
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
$35,881
$36k
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville, FL
$33,178
$33k
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
$33,009
$33k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$32,365
$32k
Farmers Branch, TX
Farmers Branch, TX
$32,110
$32k
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
$28,103
$28k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$27,134
$27k
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
$25,979
$26k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$21,886
$22k

High Paying Farm Operator Jobs

Average Farm Operator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a farm operator, being employed by a company such as Menzies Aviation or GROWMARK would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like RDO Equipment Company and Anheuser Busch also report highly competitive salaries for farm operators.

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Farm Operator Salary History

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    Average Farm Operator Pay By Industry

    The salary for a farm operator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for farm operators tend to be found in utilities, hospitality, and transportation companies. In fact, farm operators can make a yearly salary of $30,689 while working for utilities companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Utilities
    Utilities
    $30,689
    $31k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $30,324
    $30k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $29,465
    $29k
    Pharmaceutical
    Pharmaceutical
    $26,968
    $27k
    Retail
    Retail
    $26,715
    $27k
    Agriculture
    Agriculture
    $24,579
    $25k

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    $32,870
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    $31,305
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    $36,523
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    $33,392
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    $36,523
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