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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

45-4021 Fallers

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National estimates for Fallers
Industry profile for Fallers
Geographic profile for Fallers

National estimates for Fallers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Fallers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,170 10.9 % $ 25.85 $ 53,760 5.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fallers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.46 $ 17.58 $ 22.94 $ 29.91 $ 43.66
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,010 $ 36,560 $ 47,700 $ 62,200 $ 90,800


Industry profile for Fallers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Fallers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 2,700 5.74 $ 26.64 $ 55,410
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,010 0.05 $ 23.24 $ 48,330
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 240 0.27 $ 29.45 $ 61,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Fallers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 2,700 5.74 $ 26.64 $ 55,410
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 240 0.27 $ 29.45 $ 61,250
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,010 0.05 $ 23.24 $ 48,330

Top paying industries for Fallers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 240 0.27 $ 29.45 $ 61,250
Logging 2,700 5.74 $ 26.64 $ 55,410
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,010 0.05 $ 23.24 $ 48,330


Geographic profile for Fallers:

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



Map of employment of fallers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Fallers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 800 0.05 1.63 $ 35.33 $ 73,490
Virginia 390 0.10 3.51 $ 19.38 $ 40,310
Mississippi 370 0.33 11.28 $ 17.51 $ 36,410
Idaho 360 0.47 16.01 $ 26.92 $ 56,000
South Carolina 320 0.16 5.29 $ 15.52 $ 32,280


Map of location quotient of fallers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 360 0.47 16.01 $ 26.92 $ 56,000
Mississippi 370 0.33 11.28 $ 17.51 $ 36,410
Vermont 80 0.27 9.08 $ 19.79 $ 41,160
South Carolina 320 0.16 5.29 $ 15.52 $ 32,280
Oregon 230 0.13 4.33 $ 41.28 $ 85,860


Map of annual mean wages of fallers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Fallers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 160 0.05 1.67 $ 42.96 $ 89,360
Oregon 230 0.13 4.33 $ 41.28 $ 85,860
California 800 0.05 1.63 $ 35.33 $ 73,490
Alabama 40 0.02 0.78 $ 33.46 $ 69,590
Georgia 90 0.02 0.68 $ 32.60 $ 67,810



Map of employment of fallers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Fallers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 110 0.27 9.08 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 2.84 $ 39.55 $ 82,250
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.30 10.19 $ 21.17 $ 44,030


Map of location quotient of fallers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.30 10.19 $ 21.17 $ 44,030
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 110 0.27 9.08 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 2.84 $ 39.55 $ 82,250


Map of annual mean wages of fallers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Fallers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Redding, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 44.15 $ 91,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 2.84 $ 39.55 $ 82,250
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.30 10.19 $ 21.17 $ 44,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Fallers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 300 4.36 147.31 $ 26.27 $ 54,650
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 2.26 76.34 $ 15.68 $ 32,610
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 41.04 $ 42.21 $ 87,800
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 26.72 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 35.90 $ 19.43 $ 40,410

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 300 4.36 147.31 $ 26.27 $ 54,650
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 2.26 76.34 $ 15.68 $ 32,610
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 41.04 $ 42.21 $ 87,800
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 35.90 $ 19.43 $ 40,410
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 26.72 $ 18.48 $ 38,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Fallers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 42.61 $ 88,620
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 41.04 $ 42.21 $ 87,800
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 25.97 $ 39.73 $ 82,630
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 9.66 $ 32.68 $ 67,970
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 300 4.36 147.31 $ 26.27 $ 54,650


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