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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Log Graders and Scalers
Industry profile for Log Graders and Scalers
Geographic profile for Log Graders and Scalers

National estimates for Log Graders and Scalers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Log Graders and Scalers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,390 5.4 % $ 18.72 $ 38,940 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Log Graders and Scalers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.46 $ 14.42 $ 17.74 $ 22.24 $ 26.17
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,910 $ 30,000 $ 36,900 $ 46,250 $ 54,430


Industry profile for Log Graders and Scalers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Log Graders and Scalers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,140 2.41 $ 18.79 $ 39,090
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 440 0.19 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 380 0.47 $ 17.58 $ 36,560
Other Support Services 140 0.05 $ 22.96 $ 47,750
Logging 130 0.26 $ 20.20 $ 42,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Log Graders and Scalers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,140 2.41 $ 18.79 $ 39,090
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 380 0.47 $ 17.58 $ 36,560
Logging 130 0.26 $ 20.20 $ 42,010
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 440 0.19 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Other Support Services 140 0.05 $ 22.96 $ 47,750

Top paying industries for Log Graders and Scalers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 140 0.05 $ 22.96 $ 47,750
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 70 (7) $ 21.02 $ 43,720
Logging 130 0.26 $ 20.20 $ 42,010
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,140 2.41 $ 18.79 $ 39,090
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 380 0.47 $ 17.58 $ 36,560


Geographic profile for Log Graders and Scalers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Log Graders and Scalers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 310 0.07 2.99 $ 17.06 $ 35,490
Louisiana 210 0.12 4.76 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
Washington 200 0.06 2.51 $ 23.34 $ 48,560
Georgia 190 0.04 1.83 $ 18.03 $ 37,490
Wisconsin 170 0.06 2.64 $ 18.04 $ 37,520




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Log Graders and Scalers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 120 0.18 7.33 $ 17.83 $ 37,090
Vermont 50 0.17 6.89 $ 18.43 $ 38,340
Idaho 110 0.16 6.50 $ 20.45 $ 42,540
Arkansas 160 0.13 5.46 $ 18.96 $ 39,430
Louisiana 210 0.12 4.76 $ 16.90 $ 35,150




Top paying states for Log Graders and Scalers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 200 0.06 2.51 $ 23.34 $ 48,560
Oregon 130 0.07 2.96 $ 21.95 $ 45,650
Maine 40 0.08 3.17 $ 21.68 $ 45,090
New Hampshire 50 0.08 3.26 $ 21.04 $ 43,750
California 110 0.01 0.28 $ 20.82 $ 43,300





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Log Graders and Scalers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.59 24.04 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
Longview, WA 60 1.60 65.75 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Eugene, OR 30 0.22 9.11 $ 23.57 $ 49,030




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Log Graders and Scalers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 60 1.60 65.75 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.59 24.04 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
Eugene, OR 30 0.22 9.11 $ 23.57 $ 49,030




Top paying metropolitan areas for Log Graders and Scalers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eugene, OR 30 0.22 9.11 $ 23.57 $ 49,030
Longview, WA 60 1.60 65.75 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Joplin, MO (8) (8) (8) $ 20.41 $ 42,450
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.59 24.04 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $ 18.69 $ 38,870
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 14.20 $ 29,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Log Graders and Scalers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.68 27.80 $ 16.39 $ 34,090
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 68.15 $ 16.45 $ 34,220
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 56.57 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.06 43.62 $ 18.50 $ 38,490
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 13.45 $ 15.87 $ 33,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Log Graders and Scalers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.66 68.15 $ 16.45 $ 34,220
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 56.57 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.06 43.62 $ 18.50 $ 38,490
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 30.18 $ 17.87 $ 37,180
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.68 27.80 $ 16.39 $ 34,090

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Log Graders and Scalers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 23.03 $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 22.59 $ 47,000
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 12.61 $ 22.04 $ 45,850
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 25.63 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 56.57 $ 20.38 $ 42,390


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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