Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers

Grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume. Exclude "Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products" (13-1021).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,940 5.4 % $17.09 $35,550 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.71 $12.99 $16.20 $19.83 $25.52
Annual Wage (2) $22,280 $27,020 $33,700 $41,250 $53,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,380 $16.03 $33,350
Logging 370 $19.02 $39,550
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 340 $17.56 $36,530
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 180 $15.66 $32,560
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 160 $19.87 $41,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Support Services 150 $23.74 $49,380
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 160 $19.87 $41,340
Logging 370 $19.02 $39,550
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 340 $17.56 $36,530
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 60 $16.52 $34,370


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Idaho 150 $16.05 $33,380 0.240
Maine 130 $17.06 $35,480 0.217
Montana 80 $17.22 $35,810 0.177
Mississippi 170 $13.73 $28,560 0.159
Oregon 250 $22.48 $46,770 0.155

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Washington 230 $22.86 $47,550 0.082
Oregon 250 $22.48 $46,770 0.155
Minnesota 60 $19.72 $41,020 0.023
California 100 $18.94 $39,390 0.007
Michigan 90 $17.76 $36,940 0.024


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Eugene-Springfield, OR 100 $25.66 $53,370 0.673
Coeur d'Alene, ID 30 $18.06 $37,560 0.572
Olympia, WA 50 $27.82 $57,870 0.491
Lynchburg, VA 40 $12.84 $26,700 0.367
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 $21.22 $44,140 0.026

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Olympia, WA 50 $27.82 $57,870 0.491
Eugene-Springfield, OR 100 $25.66 $53,370 0.673
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 $21.22 $44,140 0.026
Coeur d'Alene, ID 30 $18.06 $37,560 0.572
Lynchburg, VA 40 $12.84 $26,700 0.367


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010