Grain Broker-and-Market Operator

Buy and sell grains on commission.
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Salary Range
$41,000 – $124,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grain Broker-and-Market Operators do?

Buys and sells grain on commission, for customers, through commodity exchange: Advises customers on probable price changes and factors which may affect prices, such as crop carryover, normal grain production and consumption, foreign and domestic crop conditions, and price differentials among various grades of grains. Notifies customer when additional margin is required because of price fluctuations and governmental regulations. May buy and sell grain futures for customer or brokerage firm and be designated Buyer, Grain.

Should I be a Grain Broker-and-Market Operator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.

  • Also known as: Broker-and-Market Operator, Grain, Grain Broker and Market Operator, Market Maker

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