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,
2016

Fallers

3,800

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

2,360

Logging equipment operators

22,430

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

900

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

9,030

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Earnings

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

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Fallers

18.79 21.47 39,080 44,670

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

26.16 28.59 54,410 59,460

Logging equipment operators

18.29 18.96 38,050 39,440

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

14.56 14.77 30,280 30,730

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

18.21 18.73 37,880 38,960

(Source: Occupational Employment 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 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

65 81 95 81

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

Data series 2015

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

Total recordable cases

2.3

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

1.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.4

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.1

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
4th quarter
2015
1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

9,368 (p)9,312 (p)9,347 (p)9,378

Local government

3 (p)3 (p)3 (p)3

State government

12 (p)12 (p)11 (p)11

Federal government

70 (p)70 (p)68 (p)67

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: April 21, 2017