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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,300 5.0 % $18.80 $39,110 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.07 $14.23 $17.92 $22.58 $26.63
Annual Wage (2) $25,100 $29,600 $37,280 $46,960 $55,400


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,110 2.31 $18.92 $39,340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 390 0.17 $16.32 $33,940
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 250 0.31 $17.37 $36,120
Other Support Services 250 0.08 $22.28 $46,340
Logging 140 0.30 $19.26 $40,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,110 2.31 $18.92 $39,340
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 250 0.31 $17.37 $36,120
Logging 140 0.30 $19.26 $40,060
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 390 0.17 $16.32 $33,940
Other Support Services 250 0.08 $22.28 $46,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 250 0.08 $22.28 $46,340
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 80 0.01 $19.54 $40,650
Logging 140 0.30 $19.26 $40,060
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,110 2.31 $18.92 $39,340
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 250 0.31 $17.37 $36,120


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 250 0.07 3.32 $22.94 $47,720
Arkansas 230 0.19 8.36 $19.01 $39,550
Kentucky 180 0.10 4.29 $14.80 $30,790
California 180 0.01 0.46 $20.56 $42,770
North Carolina 180 0.04 1.78 $17.61 $36,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 230 0.19 8.36 $19.01 $39,550
West Virginia 130 0.18 8.08 $18.31 $38,090
Idaho 110 0.15 6.46 $20.03 $41,660
Vermont 40 0.12 5.32 $26.18 $54,460
New Hampshire 70 0.11 4.92 $19.38 $40,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 40 0.12 5.32 $26.18 $54,460
Washington 250 0.07 3.32 $22.94 $47,720
Oregon 150 0.08 3.42 $21.54 $44,800
Mississippi 90 0.08 3.48 $21.10 $43,890
California 180 0.01 0.46 $20.56 $42,770





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 70 1.80 80.31 $25.51 $53,070
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.55 24.54 $18.59 $38,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 1.27 $21.47 $44,650
Eugene, OR 50 0.30 13.56 $23.07 $47,980
Joplin, MO 40 0.55 24.50 $16.82 $34,990




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 70 1.80 80.31 $25.51 $53,070
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.55 24.54 $18.59 $38,670
Joplin, MO 40 0.55 24.50 $16.82 $34,990
Eugene, OR 50 0.30 13.56 $23.07 $47,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 1.27 $21.47 $44,650




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 70 1.80 80.31 $25.51 $53,070
Eugene, OR 50 0.30 13.56 $23.07 $47,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 1.27 $21.47 $44,650
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.55 24.54 $18.59 $38,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $18.38 $38,240
Joplin, MO 40 0.55 24.50 $16.82 $34,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.17 52.12 $19.16 $39,860
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 56.47 $19.97 $41,540
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.00 44.57 $18.32 $38,100
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 80 0.53 23.42 $15.70 $32,650
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 23.69 $22.42 $46,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 56.47 $19.97 $41,540
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.17 52.12 $19.16 $39,860
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.00 44.57 $18.32 $38,100
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 36.67 $17.78 $36,970
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 32.66 $21.06 $43,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 23.69 $22.42 $46,640
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 18.14 $21.50 $44,720
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 32.66 $21.06 $43,810
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 8.78 $20.39 $42,400
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 56.47 $19.97 $41,540


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020