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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators

Drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Includes operating stand-alone logging machines, such as log chippers. Logging truck drivers are included in "Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers" (53-3032).


National estimates for Logging Equipment Operators
Industry profile for Logging Equipment Operators
Geographic profile for Logging Equipment Operators

National estimates for Logging Equipment Operators: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Logging Equipment Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,560 3.2 % $ 20.95 $ 43,570 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Logging Equipment Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.39 $ 15.90 $ 20.78 $ 25.38 $ 30.31
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,760 $ 33,080 $ 43,210 $ 52,780 $ 63,050


Industry profile for Logging Equipment Operators: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Logging Equipment Operators are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Logging Equipment Operators, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Logging Equipment Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 20,630 43.18 $ 21.54 $ 44,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,950 3.32 $ 17.65 $ 36,720
Truck Transportation 330 0.02 $ 21.78 $ 45,310
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.19 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $ 15.78 $ 32,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Logging Equipment Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 20,630 43.18 $ 21.54 $ 44,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,950 3.32 $ 17.65 $ 36,720
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.19 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $ 15.78 $ 32,820
Truck Transportation 330 0.02 $ 21.78 $ 45,310

Top paying industries for Logging Equipment Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 25.01 $ 52,020
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.19 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Truck Transportation 330 0.02 $ 21.78 $ 45,310
Logging 20,630 43.18 $ 21.54 $ 44,810
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $ 20.41 $ 42,460


Geographic profile for Logging Equipment Operators: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Logging Equipment Operators are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Logging Equipment Operators, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Logging Equipment Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 2,220 1.17 6.35 $ 18.05 $ 37,530
Georgia 1,960 0.46 2.48 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
Oregon 1,910 1.06 5.74 $ 24.60 $ 51,180
North Carolina 1,480 0.34 1.87 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
Washington 1,470 0.46 2.50 $ 27.35 $ 56,880




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Logging Equipment Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 1,070 1.86 10.14 $ 20.20 $ 42,010
Mississippi 1,310 1.21 6.60 $ 22.14 $ 46,050
Alabama 2,220 1.17 6.35 $ 18.05 $ 37,530
Arkansas 1,270 1.08 5.86 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Oregon 1,910 1.06 5.74 $ 24.60 $ 51,180




Top paying states for Logging Equipment Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $ 32.52 $ 67,640
Arizona 40 0.01 0.07 $ 29.25 $ 60,840
Idaho 700 0.98 5.33 $ 27.63 $ 57,470
Washington 1,470 0.46 2.50 $ 27.35 $ 56,880
California 1,200 0.07 0.40 $ 26.09 $ 54,260





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Logging Equipment Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eugene, OR 360 2.47 13.42 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.19 1.02 $ 25.40 $ 52,830
Albany, OR 210 4.92 26.75 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 210 0.90 4.89 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Longview, WA 200 5.35 29.12 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 0.39 $ 18.42 $ 38,320
Tuscaloosa, AL 190 1.89 10.28 $ 18.58 $ 38,640
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 180 0.91 4.97 (8) (8)
Redding, CA 150 2.37 12.88 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 140 0.63 3.44 $ 21.21 $ 44,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Logging Equipment Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 200 5.35 29.12 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Albany, OR 210 4.92 26.75 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
New Bern, NC 110 2.59 14.08 $ 19.79 $ 41,160
Corvallis, OR 90 2.56 13.90 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Eugene, OR 360 2.47 13.42 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
Pine Bluff, AR 70 2.44 13.30 $ 18.33 $ 38,120
Redding, CA 150 2.37 12.88 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 2.01 10.91 $ 28.70 $ 59,690
Brunswick, GA 80 1.99 10.82 $ 20.11 $ 41,830
Tuscaloosa, AL 190 1.89 10.28 $ 18.58 $ 38,640




Top paying metropolitan areas for Logging Equipment Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 200 5.35 29.12 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.63 3.43 $ 30.34 $ 63,110
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 2.01 10.91 $ 28.70 $ 59,690
Bellingham, WA 60 0.79 4.32 $ 28.10 $ 58,440
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 90 0.85 4.65 $ 27.83 $ 57,880
Eugene, OR 360 2.47 13.42 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.34 1.85 $ 27.50 $ 57,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 0.38 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.17 6.38 $ 26.45 $ 55,020
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 210 0.90 4.89 $ 25.77 $ 53,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Logging Equipment Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 780 12.04 65.54 $ 17.08 $ 35,540
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 760 10.28 55.96 $ 23.57 $ 49,030
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 610 3.30 17.93 $ 22.16 $ 46,090
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 550 5.28 28.75 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 540 4.61 25.08 $ 27.31 $ 56,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Logging Equipment Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 780 12.04 65.54 $ 17.08 $ 35,540
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 760 10.28 55.96 $ 23.57 $ 49,030
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 460 6.90 37.56 $ 18.35 $ 38,160
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 510 6.11 33.24 $ 17.30 $ 35,980
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 490 5.73 31.20 $ 20.60 $ 42,840

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Logging Equipment Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.05 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 30.09 $ 62,580
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 28.09 $ 58,430
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 540 4.61 25.08 $ 27.31 $ 56,800
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 1.66 9.03 $ 26.69 $ 55,510


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021