Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

45-4021 Fallers

Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
6,260 7.6 % $18.59 $38,660 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.47 $12.89 $16.57 $21.94 $31.80
Annual Wage (2) $21,780 $26,800 $34,470 $45,630 $66,140


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 5,350 10.91 $18.43 $38,340
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 240 0.30 $16.13 $33,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $19.09 $39,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 5,350 10.91 $18.43 $38,340
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 240 0.30 $16.13 $33,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $19.09 $39,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $23.82 $49,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $19.09 $39,710
Logging 5,350 10.91 $18.43 $38,340
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 240 0.30 $16.13 $33,550
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $16.09 $33,460


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 510 0.47 9.62 $12.39 $25,780
South Carolina 490 0.28 5.72 $20.10 $41,810
Oregon 460 0.29 5.91 $25.69 $53,440
Arkansas 440 0.39 7.90 $15.46 $32,150
North Carolina 440 0.12 2.38 $16.43 $34,170




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 510 0.47 9.62 $12.39 $25,780
Arkansas 440 0.39 7.90 $15.46 $32,150
Oregon 460 0.29 5.91 $25.69 $53,440
West Virginia 200 0.29 5.79 $14.44 $30,040
South Carolina 490 0.28 5.72 $20.10 $41,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 460 0.29 5.91 $25.69 $53,440
California 240 0.02 0.35 $25.36 $52,750
Idaho 110 0.18 3.59 $24.72 $51,430
South Carolina 490 0.28 5.72 $20.10 $41,810
Virginia 190 0.06 1.12 $19.54 $40,640

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.26 $13.76 $28,630
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.17 3.49 $13.11 $27,260




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.17 3.49 $13.11 $27,260
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.26 $13.76 $28,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $32.07 $66,700
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $24.60 $51,180
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $14.09 $29,300
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.26 $13.76 $28,630
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.17 3.49 $13.11 $27,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.78 36.17 $15.67 $32,590
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.84 37.29 $11.50 $23,910
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.69 14.07 $15.77 $32,800
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 1.09 22.06 $21.65 $45,030
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 22.81 $22.78 $47,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.84 37.29 $11.50 $23,910
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.78 36.17 $15.67 $32,590
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.68 34.10 $18.52 $38,520
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.39 28.15 $16.98 $35,320
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.19 24.24 $14.55 $30,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 14.57 $26.36 $54,830
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.57 $51,110
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 20.20 $24.50 $50,950
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 5.79 $23.50 $48,880
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 22.81 $22.78 $47,390


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011