Farm Equipment Mechanic

What Does A Farm Equipment Mechanic Do?

Farm equipment mechanics maintain, diagnose, and repair the heavy equipment used in farming including harvesters, tractors, and irrigation systems.

How Do I Become A Farm Equipment Mechanic?

A high school diploma or equivalent is generally required to obtain these positions. Completing a program in agricultural equipment technology or a related field may also be required to obtain these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges. Others may learn this trade through a three- to five-year apprenticeship program.

What is the Average Salary For A Farm Equipment Mechanic?

High – 57,000
Median – 37,000
Low – 24,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Farm Equipment Mechanic?

  • Trade-related courses
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Electronics
  • Welding
  • Automotive Repair

What Is The Work Environment For A Farm Equipment Mechanic?

Farm equipment mechanics are typically employed by farm managers and government offices. At times this work will be completed in repair shops, while at other times the equipment may need to be fixed on farm locations. Although technicians often identify and fix equipment problems with computers, they commonly work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Farm Equipment Mechanic?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Farm Equipment Mechanic?