Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
5,840 10.6 % $20.07 $41,750 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.65 $13.55 $17.50 $25.44 $33.62
Annual Wage (2) $22,150 $28,190 $36,400 $52,920 $69,920


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 4,550 8.77 $20.35 $42,320
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 200 0.22 $17.69 $36,790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $21.38 $44,460
Employment Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

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 4,550 8.77 $20.35 $42,320
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 200 0.22 $17.69 $36,790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $21.38 $44,460
Employment Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 70 0.03 $21.38 $44,460
Logging 4,550 8.77 $20.35 $42,320
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 200 0.22 $17.69 $36,790
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $17.38 $36,140


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 480 0.13 3.07 $16.56 $34,450
Washington 470 0.16 3.71 $27.94 $58,120
North Carolina 460 0.11 2.62 $17.25 $35,880
Oregon 410 0.24 5.61 $28.49 $59,260
Idaho 270 0.41 9.79 $27.60 $57,400



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)
Alaska 200 0.60 14.26 $26.62 $55,380
Idaho 270 0.41 9.79 $27.60 $57,400
Oregon 410 0.24 5.61 $28.49 $59,260
West Virginia 160 0.22 5.31 $13.54 $28,170
Washington 470 0.16 3.71 $27.94 $58,120



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 210 0.01 0.32 $28.78 $59,850
Oregon 410 0.24 5.61 $28.49 $59,260
Washington 470 0.16 3.71 $27.94 $58,120
Idaho 270 0.41 9.79 $27.60 $57,400
Alaska 200 0.60 14.26 $26.62 $55,380




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)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.31 7.25 $15.24 $31,700



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)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.31 7.25 $15.24 $31,700



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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $27.06 $56,280
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.18 $50,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.36 $44,430
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $19.84 $41,260
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $16.60 $34,530
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.31 7.25 $15.24 $31,700
Terre Haute, IN (8) (8) (8) $12.02 $25,000

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)
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 240 5.23 123.49 $28.01 $58,250
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 13.19 $18.63 $38,740
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.20 28.37 $27.84 $57,900
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 12.54 (8) (8)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.51 12.14 $14.57 $30,310

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)
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 240 5.23 123.49 $28.01 $58,250
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 1.60 37.83 $38.86 $80,820
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.20 28.37 $27.84 $57,900
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 1.13 26.67 $18.41 $38,280
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.80 18.88 $27.24 $56,660

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 1.60 37.83 $38.86 $80,820
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.81 $72,410
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 240 5.23 123.49 $28.01 $58,250
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.20 28.37 $27.84 $57,900
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.80 18.88 $27.24 $56,660


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016