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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
3,330 6.0 % $18.78 $39,060 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.83 $14.31 $18.38 $22.56 $25.59
Annual Wage (2) $24,610 $29,760 $38,220 $46,930 $53,230


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 1,960 2.14 $18.67 $38,840
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 490 0.21 $16.47 $34,250
Logging 180 0.37 $19.07 $39,670
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 160 0.21 $19.86 $41,320
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 100 0.01 $19.16 $39,840

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 1,960 2.14 $18.67 $38,840
Logging 180 0.37 $19.07 $39,670
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 490 0.21 $16.47 $34,250
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 160 0.21 $19.86 $41,320
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 100 0.01 $19.16 $39,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services (8) (8) $21.30 $44,300
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 160 0.21 $19.86 $41,320
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 100 0.01 $19.16 $39,840
Logging 180 0.37 $19.07 $39,670
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,960 2.14 $18.67 $38,840


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 300 0.09 4.03 $22.83 $47,480
Georgia 220 0.05 2.20 $17.99 $37,410
Arkansas 200 0.16 7.11 $18.32 $38,100
Kentucky 180 0.09 4.07 $15.10 $31,410
California 150 0.01 0.38 $19.46 $40,480




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)
West Virginia 140 0.21 9.05 $17.20 $35,780
Vermont 50 0.16 6.82 $19.78 $41,150
Arkansas 200 0.16 7.11 $18.32 $38,100
Idaho 110 0.15 6.56 $20.68 $43,020
New Hampshire 80 0.13 5.45 $19.46 $40,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 300 0.09 4.03 $22.83 $47,480
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.76 $22.66 $47,130
Indiana 40 0.01 0.55 $22.47 $46,740
Mississippi 60 0.05 2.35 $21.65 $45,040
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $21.10 $43,890





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 1.87 81.25 $24.66 $51,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 1.34 $21.67 $45,060
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.55 23.76 $19.13 $39,800
Columbus, GA-AL 40 0.36 15.53 $16.90 $35,160
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30 0.05 2.20 $11.61 $24,140




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 1.87 81.25 $24.66 $51,290
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.55 23.76 $19.13 $39,800
Columbus, GA-AL 40 0.36 15.53 $16.90 $35,160
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30 0.05 2.20 $11.61 $24,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 1.34 $21.67 $45,060




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 1.87 81.25 $24.66 $51,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 1.34 $21.67 $45,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $20.78 $43,220
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.55 23.76 $19.13 $39,800
Columbus, GA-AL 40 0.36 15.53 $16.90 $35,160
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30 0.05 2.20 $11.61 $24,140

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 1.16 50.47 $17.97 $37,380
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 35.06 $22.68 $47,180
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.28 55.81 $20.83 $43,320
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 17.52 $18.77 $39,040
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.87 37.90 $15.71 $32,670

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 1.28 55.81 $20.83 $43,320
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 50.47 $17.97 $37,380
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.98 42.48 $18.30 $38,060
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.87 37.90 $15.71 $32,670
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 35.06 $22.68 $47,180

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 12.49 $23.50 $48,880
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 35.06 $22.68 $47,180
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.85 $45,450
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.28 55.81 $20.83 $43,320
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 14.42 $20.37 $42,370


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