How Much Do Farm Equipment Mechanics Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Farm Equipment Mechanics

Farm Equipment Mechanics diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$45350 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,670 to $35,000 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,670 to $35,000 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $31 $64,220
Senior (Top 25%) $26 $54,050
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $43,880
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,000
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,670

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $29 $59,730
NM $28 $58,790
WY $28 $57,390
NJ $25 $52,300
NY $25 $51,620
OR $25 $51,310
NV $25 $51,210
ND $24 $50,730
KS $24 $50,680
MN $24 $49,250

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Farm Equipment Mechanic and Service Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Farm Equipment Mechanics are in the states of CT, NM, WY, NJ and NY.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Truck Transportation $57130 $27.47
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $51500 $24.76
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $51240 $24.64
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $50600 $24.33
Management of Companies and Enterprises $50160 $24.12
Beverage Manufacturing $49700 $23.89
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing $49500 $23.80
Local Government $48590 $23.36
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing $48540 $23.34
Rental and Leasing Services $48060 $23.11
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $47480 $22.83
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $47270 $22.73
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $47100 $22.64
Machinery Manufacturing $46240 $22.23
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $46120 $22.17
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $45820 $22.03
Nonresidential Building Construction $45790 $22.02
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $45640 $21.94
Building Equipment Contractors $43440 $20.89
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores $43200 $20.77
Support Activities for Crop Production $41810 $20.10
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers $41030 $19.73
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $40590 $19.51
Utility System Construction $39670 $19.07
Support Activities for Animal Production $37700 $18.13
Building Material and Supplies Dealers $36710 $17.65
Employment Services $31250 $15.02

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