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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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. Logging truck drivers are included in "Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers" (53-3032).


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)
25,730 2.9 % $20.12 $41,840 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.38 $15.51 $19.48 $24.03 $29.00
Annual Wage (2) $25,750 $32,260 $40,510 $49,980 $60,320


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)
Logging 20,860 42.77 $20.42 $42,480
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,680 2.91 $17.37 $36,120
Truck Transportation 410 0.03 $22.49 $46,780
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 270 0.12 $17.98 $37,390
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 250 0.31 $20.22 $42,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 20,860 42.77 $20.42 $42,480
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,680 2.91 $17.37 $36,120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 250 0.31 $20.22 $42,060
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 270 0.12 $17.98 $37,390
Truck Transportation 410 0.03 $22.49 $46,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills (8) (8) $23.93 $49,770
Truck Transportation 410 0.03 $22.49 $46,780
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $21.12 $43,930
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $20.77 $43,200
Logging 20,860 42.77 $20.42 $42,480


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)
Alabama 2,070 1.06 5.99 $18.52 $38,520
Georgia 2,010 0.46 2.57 $18.28 $38,020
Oregon 1,890 1.00 5.64 $22.55 $46,910
North Carolina 1,500 0.34 1.92 $21.68 $45,090
Mississippi 1,460 1.30 7.31 $18.48 $38,430




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)
Maine 880 1.45 8.14 $17.71 $36,840
Mississippi 1,460 1.30 7.31 $18.48 $38,430
Alabama 2,070 1.06 5.99 $18.52 $38,520
Arkansas 1,260 1.04 5.88 $20.13 $41,870
Oregon 1,890 1.00 5.64 $22.55 $46,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 680 0.97 5.45 $26.69 $55,520
California 1,210 0.07 0.40 $24.77 $51,520
Washington 1,360 0.42 2.34 $24.55 $51,060
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $22.71 $47,230
Oregon 1,890 1.00 5.64 $22.55 $46,910





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)
Eugene, OR 260 1.66 9.33 $23.14 $48,140
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 250 0.21 1.16 $24.12 $50,170
Longview, WA 230 6.05 34.02 $25.39 $52,820
Albany, OR 220 4.85 27.30 $21.98 $45,710
Tuscaloosa, AL 220 2.17 12.20 $18.56 $38,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 210 0.08 0.43 $16.53 $34,370
Columbia, SC 170 0.44 2.49 $15.99 $33,260
Redding, CA 160 2.42 13.61 $26.76 $55,660
Salem, OR 150 0.89 5.00 $23.00 $47,840
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.65 3.67 $19.41 $40,370




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 230 6.05 34.02 $25.39 $52,820
Albany, OR 220 4.85 27.30 $21.98 $45,710
Lewiston, ID-WA 80 2.91 16.40 $26.11 $54,310
Brunswick, GA 110 2.66 14.99 $16.84 $35,030
Redding, CA 160 2.42 13.61 $26.76 $55,660
Tuscaloosa, AL 220 2.17 12.20 $18.56 $38,610
Corvallis, OR 70 2.03 11.42 $23.95 $49,820
New Bern, NC 80 1.78 10.04 $20.65 $42,960
Eugene, OR 260 1.66 9.33 $23.14 $48,140
Bangor, ME 100 1.60 8.99 $15.84 $32,950




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)
Boise City, ID 40 0.12 0.68 $27.50 $57,200
Redding, CA 160 2.42 13.61 $26.76 $55,660
Bellingham, WA 60 0.65 3.65 $26.13 $54,350
Lewiston, ID-WA 80 2.91 16.40 $26.11 $54,310
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 80 0.71 3.98 $25.82 $53,700
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.28 7.17 $25.47 $52,980
Longview, WA 230 6.05 34.02 $25.39 $52,820
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 0.39 $25.11 $52,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.11 $24.25 $50,440
Coeur d'Alene, ID 80 1.28 7.20 $24.14 $50,220

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 630 9.27 52.14 $20.46 $42,570
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 620 7.99 44.95 $20.12 $41,840
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 600 6.18 34.79 $22.08 $45,930
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 580 4.89 27.51 $18.45 $38,370
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 550 4.86 27.36 $16.77 $34,890

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 630 9.27 52.14 $20.46 $42,570
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 620 7.99 44.95 $20.12 $41,840
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 520 7.52 42.33 $26.81 $55,770
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 470 6.54 36.80 $16.61 $34,550
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 600 6.18 34.79 $22.08 $45,930

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 370 1.50 8.43 $28.90 $60,120
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 520 7.52 42.33 $26.81 $55,770
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 320 3.20 18.01 $24.98 $51,950
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 220 2.10 11.82 $24.24 $50,430
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 400 3.31 18.63 $23.75 $49,400


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019