There are currently an estimated 28,100 grain elevator workers in the United States. The grain elevator worker job market is expected to shrink by -1.4% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are grain elevator workers?

CareerExplorer rates grain elevator workers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 7,900 grain elevator workers. That number is based on the retirement of 8,300 existing grain elevator workers.

What’s the supply of grain elevator workers?

The grain elevator worker industry is concentrated in California, Pennsylvania, Texas

Grain Elevator Worker job market by state

State Name Employed Grain Elevator Workers
California 2,440
Pennsylvania 1,710
Texas 1,640
Illinois 1,410
Tennessee 1,360
Kansas 1,340
Iowa 1,230
Indiana 1,230
Ohio 1,110
Nebraska 980
Oklahoma 800
Virginia 760
Georgia 750
Kentucky 700
South Dakota 650
Missouri 620
Minnesota 620
New York 560
Florida 550
North Carolina 520
Washington 510
Michigan 460
Arkansas 430
Louisiana 360
West Virginia 320
Wisconsin 320
South Carolina 310
Colorado 300
New Jersey 280
Nevada 210
Oregon 210
Mississippi 180
Alabama 170
Massachusetts 170
Montana 160
Maryland 160
Maine 140
Idaho 110
Utah 100
New Mexico 100
North Dakota 100
Wyoming 80
Arizona 80
Puerto Rico 60
Vermont 60
New Hampshire 50