Equipment operators run and maintain construction machinery used to install or upgrade irrigation systems. Dedicated equipment operators typically work on larger system installations and move from job site to job site as directed by the project manager/supervisor. For smaller projects, irrigation technicians/installers operate trenchers, pipe pullers and other power equipment as needed.
*Irrigation industry compensation information is based on reporting by Irrigation Association members, industry recruiters, online job postings and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compensation varies by candidate experience and job location. This data is provided for information only and does not represent a guarantee or commitment by the Irrigation Foundation.