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Forestry and Logging: NAICS 113

About the Forestry and Logging subsector

The forestry and logging subsector is part of the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Industries in the Forestry and Logging subsector grow and harvest timber on a long production cycle (i.e., of 10 years or more). Long production cycles use different production processes than short production cycles, which require more horticultural interventions prior to harvest, resulting in processes more similar to those found in the Crop Production subsector. Consequently, Christmas tree production and other production involving production cycles of less than 10 years, are classified in the Crop Production subsector.

North American Industry Classification System

The forestry and logging subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Timber Tract Operations: NAICS 1131
  • Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products: NAICS 1132
  • Logging: NAICS 1133

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in forestry and logging. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry , data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Fallers

2,930

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

2,030

Logging equipment operators

20,630

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

820

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

7,770

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Earnings

Recent hourly and annual earnings for occupations commonly found in forestry and logging.

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Fallers

24.94 27.12 51,880 56,400

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

29.44 31.26 61,230 65,020

Logging equipment operators

21.46 21.54 44,640 44,810

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

16.44 17.88 34,200 37,190

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

20.55 21.08 42,750 43,850

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in forestry and logging. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

106 76 84 59

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2020

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2.4

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.8

Cases involving days away from work

1.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.2

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in forestry and logging.

Establishments

Data series Back
data
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

9,045 9,058 (p)9,002 (p)9,010

Local government

2 2 (p)2 (p)2

State government

12 12 (p)11 (p)11

Federal government

71 71 (p)71 (p)71

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: December 03, 2021