Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
6,090 8.1 % $18.87 $39,240 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.46 $12.95 $16.58 $24.01 $31.64
Annual Wage (2) $21,760 $26,940 $34,490 $49,940 $65,810


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 5,070 9.97 $18.93 $39,370
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 330 0.02 $18.70 $38,900
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 280 0.32 $16.27 $33,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $21.16 $44,010
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.03 $20.51 $42,660

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 5,070 9.97 $18.93 $39,370
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 280 0.32 $16.27 $33,830
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.03 $20.51 $42,660
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 330 0.02 $18.70 $38,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $21.16 $44,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $21.16 $44,010
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.03 $20.51 $42,660
Logging 5,070 9.97 $18.93 $39,370
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 330 0.02 $18.70 $38,900
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 280 0.32 $16.27 $33,830


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)
Virginia 560 0.15 3.42 $14.72 $30,610
Alabama 540 0.29 6.45 $15.67 $32,590
North Carolina 510 0.13 2.78 $17.32 $36,020
Washington 480 0.16 3.66 $25.17 $52,360
Oregon 360 0.22 4.79 $25.84 $53,740



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)
Idaho 290 0.45 10.07 $27.15 $56,460
Alabama 540 0.29 6.45 $15.67 $32,590
Arkansas 320 0.28 6.14 $15.83 $32,940
Mississippi 280 0.25 5.65 $15.54 $32,310
West Virginia 170 0.24 5.24 $13.00 $27,040



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 220 0.01 0.32 $29.17 $60,670
Idaho 290 0.45 10.07 $27.15 $56,460
Oregon 360 0.22 4.79 $25.84 $53,740
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $25.58 $53,200
Washington 480 0.16 3.66 $25.17 $52,360




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)
Richmond, VA 200 0.32 7.08 $13.30 $27,660
Lynchburg, VA 80 0.84 18.53 $14.32 $29,790
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.32 $16.41 $34,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.68 $21.24 $44,180



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)
Lynchburg, VA 80 0.84 18.53 $14.32 $29,790
Richmond, VA 200 0.32 7.08 $13.30 $27,660
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.32 $16.41 $34,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.68 $21.24 $44,180



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) $24.69 $51,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.11 $45,980
Redding, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.69 $45,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.68 $21.24 $44,180
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) (8) (8) $17.69 $36,790
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $16.56 $34,440
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.32 $16.41 $34,130
Lynchburg, VA 80 0.84 18.53 $14.32 $29,790
Richmond, VA 200 0.32 7.08 $13.30 $27,660
Terre Haute, IN (8) (8) (8) $11.84 $24,630

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 260 5.74 127.27 $28.00 $58,240
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.90 42.10 $16.36 $34,020
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 15.76 $16.86 $35,070
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.89 19.73 $12.68 $26,370
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.72 38.23 $15.96 $33,200

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 260 5.74 127.27 $28.00 $58,240
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.90 42.10 $16.36 $34,020
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.72 38.23 $15.96 $33,200
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.89 19.73 $12.68 $26,370
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 15.76 $16.86 $35,070

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.49 $71,730
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.51 $61,380
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.96 $60,240
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 260 5.74 127.27 $28.00 $58,240
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.80 $55,740


About May 2014 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:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015