Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators

Drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Logging truck drivers are included in "Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers" (53-3032).


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)
22,880 2.7 % $16.06 $33,400 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.43 $12.75 $15.57 $18.63 $22.46
Annual Wage (2) $21,690 $26,510 $32,390 $38,750 $46,730


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 19,020 38.76 $16.19 $33,680
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,920 2.35 $14.49 $30,140
Specialized Freight Trucking 460 0.12 $14.77 $30,730
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 370 0.58 $16.95 $35,260
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 300 0.27 $21.23 $44,170

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 19,020 38.76 $16.19 $33,680
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,920 2.35 $14.49 $30,140
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 370 0.58 $16.95 $35,260
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 300 0.27 $21.23 $44,170
Specialized Freight Trucking 460 0.12 $14.77 $30,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.34 $50,620
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 300 0.27 $21.23 $44,170
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $17.77 $36,960
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 370 0.58 $16.95 $35,260
Logging 19,020 38.76 $16.19 $33,680


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)
Alabama 2,260 1.25 6.93 $15.49 $32,220
Georgia 2,170 0.58 3.22 $15.21 $31,630
Oregon 1,940 1.24 6.86 $19.29 $40,120
Mississippi 1,320 1.23 6.84 $15.44 $32,120
North Carolina 1,310 0.35 1.93 $15.01 $31,220




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)
Maine 1,080 1.88 10.42 $14.63 $30,430
Alabama 2,260 1.25 6.93 $15.49 $32,220
Oregon 1,940 1.24 6.86 $19.29 $40,120
Mississippi 1,320 1.23 6.84 $15.44 $32,120
Arkansas 1,010 0.89 4.93 $15.74 $32,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,130 0.42 2.32 $21.53 $44,790
Oregon 1,940 1.24 6.86 $19.29 $40,120
California 730 0.05 0.29 $18.99 $39,500
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $18.20 $37,870
New York 300 0.04 0.20 $18.12 $37,680

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)
Eugene-Springfield, OR 290 2.14 11.91 $19.29 $40,130
Richmond, VA 250 0.43 2.38 $12.43 $25,860
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 240 0.25 1.40 $20.24 $42,100
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 200 0.42 2.33 $17.14 $35,640
Redding, CA 200 3.33 18.52 $16.86 $35,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 150 0.07 0.37 $15.64 $32,530
Bangor, ME 140 2.23 12.36 $14.88 $30,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.54 $26.08 $54,250
Tuscaloosa, AL 130 1.42 7.90 $15.95 $33,170
Valdosta, GA 120 2.37 13.14 $17.49 $36,370




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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 90 3.60 20.01 $26.35 $54,810
Redding, CA 200 3.33 18.52 $16.86 $35,060
Pine Bluff, AR 90 2.51 13.91 $15.52 $32,270
Valdosta, GA 120 2.37 13.14 $17.49 $36,370
Corvallis, OR 80 2.32 12.86 $20.48 $42,590
Bangor, ME 140 2.23 12.36 $14.88 $30,940
Eugene-Springfield, OR 290 2.14 11.91 $19.29 $40,130
Alexandria, LA 110 1.85 10.26 $15.03 $31,260
Missoula, MT 90 1.60 8.91 $15.21 $31,640
Brunswick, GA 60 1.52 8.46 $11.81 $24,570




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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 90 3.60 20.01 $26.35 $54,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.54 $26.08 $54,250
Olympia, WA 40 0.44 2.42 $23.82 $49,550
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.86 $47,540
Bellingham, WA 60 0.79 4.37 $22.22 $46,220
Boise City-Nampa, ID 30 0.12 0.67 $20.81 $43,280
Corvallis, OR 80 2.32 12.86 $20.48 $42,590
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 240 0.25 1.40 $20.24 $42,100
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.14 0.78 $19.86 $41,310
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $19.81 $41,210

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 760 6.12 33.99 $16.38 $34,070
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 720 4.00 22.20 $15.42 $32,080
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 650 5.08 28.20 $16.06 $33,400
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 580 7.08 39.32 $15.26 $31,750
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 530 1.94 10.79 $14.89 $30,970

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)
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 580 7.08 39.32 $15.26 $31,750
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 480 6.39 35.48 $13.86 $28,830
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 760 6.12 33.99 $16.38 $34,070
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 400 5.84 32.45 $19.55 $40,660
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 5.45 30.27 $15.83 $32,920

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.66 9.23 $25.67 $53,400
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.84 $45,430
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 3.97 $21.12 $43,920
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 3.12 17.32 $20.63 $42,910
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.35 13.06 $20.41 $42,450


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.

(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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011