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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
25,510 2.2 % $ 21.14 $ 43,960 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Logging Equipment Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.85 $ 17.26 $ 22.31 $ 23.45 $ 29.36
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,810 $ 35,890 $ 46,400 $ 48,770 $ 61,070


Industry profile for Logging Equipment Operators:

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 19,290 40.96 $ 21.85 $ 45,460
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,510 3.99 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 960 0.04 (8) (8)
Employment Services 410 0.01 $ 16.67 $ 34,660
Truck Transportation 260 0.02 $ 21.20 $ 44,100

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 19,290 40.96 $ 21.85 $ 45,460
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,510 3.99 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.23 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.08 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 960 0.04 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Logging Equipment Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.23 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Logging 19,290 40.96 $ 21.85 $ 45,460
Truck Transportation 260 0.02 $ 21.20 $ 44,100
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 170 0.02 $ 20.58 $ 42,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3,510 3.99 $ 17.02 $ 35,400


Geographic profile for Logging Equipment Operators:

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.



Map of employment of logging equipment operators by state, May 2021


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 2,270 1.18 6.49 $ 19.26 $ 40,050
Georgia 1,970 0.45 2.48 $ 21.87 $ 45,480
Oregon 1,820 1.00 5.52 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
North Carolina 1,740 0.39 2.17 $ 19.02 $ 39,570
Mississippi 1,650 1.50 8.29 $ 19.33 $ 40,200


Map of location quotient of logging equipment operators by state, May 2021


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 1,080 1.82 10.04 $ 19.59 $ 40,750
Mississippi 1,650 1.50 8.29 $ 19.33 $ 40,200
Alabama 2,270 1.18 6.49 $ 19.26 $ 40,050
Oregon 1,820 1.00 5.52 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
Arkansas 1,100 0.93 5.11 $ 21.38 $ 44,480


Map of annual mean wages of logging equipment operators by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Logging Equipment Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 280 0.37 2.04 $ 28.70 $ 59,690
Washington 1,330 0.41 2.29 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
California 1,530 0.09 0.51 $ 26.79 $ 55,730
Oregon 1,820 1.00 5.52 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
Montana 340 0.71 3.94 $ 24.36 $ 50,660



Map of employment of logging equipment operators by area, May 2021


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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.24 1.32 $ 26.35 $ 54,810
Eugene, OR 250 1.67 9.24 $ 24.28 $ 50,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 240 0.09 0.51 $ 21.20 $ 44,100
Tuscaloosa, AL 230 2.40 13.28 $ 17.78 $ 36,970
Longview, WA 180 4.66 25.72 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.46 $ 28.72 $ 59,740
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.69 3.79 $ 21.20 $ 44,090
Redding, CA 150 2.29 12.66 $ 23.21 $ 48,280
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.31 1.70 $ 20.97 $ 43,610
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 140 0.60 3.30 $ 25.96 $ 54,000


Map of location quotient of logging equipment operators by area, May 2021


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 180 4.66 25.72 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
Albany, OR 130 2.93 16.20 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Tuscaloosa, AL 230 2.40 13.28 $ 17.78 $ 36,970
Redding, CA 150 2.29 12.66 $ 23.21 $ 48,280
Pine Bluff, AR 60 2.10 11.60 $ 20.51 $ 42,650
Eugene, OR 250 1.67 9.24 $ 24.28 $ 50,510
New Bern, NC 70 1.67 9.22 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
Medford, OR 140 1.58 8.71 $ 24.16 $ 50,260
Brunswick, GA 60 1.47 8.14 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Bangor, ME 90 1.45 8.01 $ 20.21 $ 42,040


Map of annual mean wages of logging equipment operators by area, May 2021


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)
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.30 1.67 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 30.25 $ 62,910
Longview, WA 180 4.66 25.72 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 110 0.96 5.30 $ 29.65 $ 61,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.46 $ 28.72 $ 59,740
Coeur d'Alene, ID 40 0.57 3.17 $ 28.69 $ 59,670
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.13 0.74 $ 27.76 $ 57,730
Corvallis, OR 40 1.18 6.54 $ 27.33 $ 56,840
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.24 1.32 $ 26.35 $ 54,810
Salem, OR 120 0.70 3.89 $ 26.08 $ 54,250

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 740 11.71 64.69 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 620 3.39 18.73 $ 22.25 $ 46,280
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 620 5.61 30.97 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 590 4.11 22.67 $ 19.90 $ 41,390
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 550 7.48 41.29 $ 20.87 $ 43,410

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 740 11.71 64.69 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 540 8.04 44.38 $ 19.43 $ 40,400
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 550 7.48 41.29 $ 20.87 $ 43,410
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 620 5.61 30.97 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 500 5.50 30.39 $ 21.31 $ 44,330

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)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 480 4.01 22.16 $ 27.02 $ 56,200
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 340 3.44 19.00 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 0.86 4.73 $ 25.27 $ 52,550
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 300 3.07 16.97 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 1.37 7.58 $ 24.61 $ 51,180


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022