Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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. Excludes "Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products" (13-1021).


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)
2,740 6.4 % $17.99 $37,420 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.51 $13.94 $17.36 $21.48 $25.60
Annual Wage (2) $23,940 $28,990 $36,110 $44,690 $53,240


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,660 1.82 $17.12 $35,610
Logging 260 0.50 $19.42 $40,380
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 260 0.12 $15.95 $33,180
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.19 $18.16 $37,780
Other Support Services 110 0.04 $22.21 $46,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,660 1.82 $17.12 $35,610
Logging 260 0.50 $19.42 $40,380
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.19 $18.16 $37,780
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 260 0.12 $15.95 $33,180
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $25.32 $52,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $25.32 $52,660
Other Support Services 110 0.04 $22.21 $46,210
Logging 260 0.50 $19.42 $40,380
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 140 0.19 $18.16 $37,780
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,660 1.82 $17.12 $35,610


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)
Oregon 290 0.17 8.44 $22.03 $45,830
Washington 210 0.07 3.56 $22.26 $46,300
West Virginia 180 0.26 12.99 $16.91 $35,170
Arkansas 170 0.15 7.37 $17.16 $35,700
South Carolina 140 0.07 3.57 $15.48 $32,200



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)
West Virginia 180 0.26 12.99 $16.91 $35,170
Oregon 290 0.17 8.44 $22.03 $45,830
Idaho 110 0.16 8.23 $19.31 $40,160
Arkansas 170 0.15 7.37 $17.16 $35,700
Mississippi 110 0.10 4.96 $18.17 $37,800



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 210 0.07 3.56 $22.26 $46,300
Oregon 290 0.17 8.44 $22.03 $45,830
New York 50 0.01 0.27 $19.38 $40,300
Idaho 110 0.16 8.23 $19.31 $40,160
Oklahoma 40 0.03 1.33 $18.98 $39,480




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, OR 50 0.32 16.02 $21.48 $44,680
Longview, WA 40 1.11 55.80 $24.96 $51,910
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.40 19.91 $18.77 $39,030



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)
Longview, WA 40 1.11 55.80 $24.96 $51,910
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.40 19.91 $18.77 $39,030
Eugene, OR 50 0.32 16.02 $21.48 $44,680



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 40 1.11 55.80 $24.96 $51,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $23.41 $48,690
Eugene, OR 50 0.32 16.02 $21.48 $44,680
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.40 19.91 $18.77 $39,030
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $15.44 $32,120

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 71.41 $17.11 $35,580
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.79 90.23 $22.92 $47,680
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 48.09 $17.47 $36,340
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 34.48 $17.65 $36,710
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 34.32 (8) (8)

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.79 90.23 $22.92 $47,680
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 71.41 $17.11 $35,580
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 1.28 64.35 $18.85 $39,220
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 48.09 $17.47 $36,340
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 34.48 $17.65 $36,710

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)
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.79 90.23 $22.92 $47,680
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 12.61 $18.98 $39,480
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 1.28 64.35 $18.85 $39,220
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 34.48 $17.65 $36,710
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 48.09 $17.47 $36,340


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