|Quick Facts: Logging Workers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$32,870 per year
$15.80 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||53,200|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||4% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||2,300|
Logging workers harvest thousands of acres of forests each year. The timber they harvest provides the raw material for countless consumer and industrial products.
Logging jobs are physically demanding and can be hazardous. Workers spend all of their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas.
Most logging workers have a high school diploma. They get on-the-job training to become familiar with forest environments and to learn how to operate logging machinery.
The median annual wage of logging workers was $32,870 in May 2010.
Employment of logging workers is expected to increase 4 percent between 2010 and 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Logging workers should have good job prospects overall.
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