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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

45-4021 Fallers

Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.


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)
4,890 12.7 % $23.88 $49,670 4.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.82 $16.99 $21.46 $29.72 $37.95
Annual Wage (2) $30,820 $35,350 $44,650 $61,820 $78,950


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 3,180 6.57 $26.37 $54,850
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 170 0.19 $17.47 $36,340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 (8) (8)

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 3,180 6.57 $26.37 $54,850
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 170 0.19 $17.47 $36,340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 3,180 6.57 $26.37 $54,850
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $18.06 $37,570
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 170 0.19 $17.47 $36,340


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)
Oregon 470 0.25 7.47 $33.50 $69,670
Mississippi 400 0.35 10.58 $20.61 $42,870
California 330 0.02 0.57 $30.96 $64,390
Tennessee 310 0.10 3.09 $18.83 $39,170
Florida 300 0.03 1.02 $17.71 $36,840




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)
Mississippi 400 0.35 10.58 $20.61 $42,870
Oregon 470 0.25 7.47 $33.50 $69,670
Vermont 50 0.18 5.29 $18.96 $39,450
West Virginia 80 0.12 3.48 $20.02 $41,650
Tennessee 310 0.10 3.09 $18.83 $39,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 240 0.07 2.19 $35.24 $73,300
Oregon 470 0.25 7.47 $33.50 $69,670
Montana (8) (8) (8) $32.33 $67,240
California 330 0.02 0.57 $30.96 $64,390
Georgia 230 0.05 1.55 $30.13 $62,670





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)
Albany, OR 90 1.96 59.00 $35.98 $74,850
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.14 4.17 $25.11 $52,230
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.02 0.73 $24.15 $50,220




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)
Albany, OR 90 1.96 59.00 $35.98 $74,850
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.14 4.17 $25.11 $52,230
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.02 0.73 $24.15 $50,220




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)
Albany, OR 90 1.96 59.00 $35.98 $74,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $33.32 $69,300
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $28.04 $58,330
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.14 4.17 $25.11 $52,230
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.02 0.73 $24.15 $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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 300 1.95 58.61 $21.63 $45,000
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 140 1.33 39.88 $30.90 $64,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 8.24 $25.92 $53,910

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 300 1.95 58.61 $21.63 $45,000
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 140 1.33 39.88 $30.90 $64,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 8.24 $25.92 $53,910

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.36 $71,470
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 140 1.33 39.88 $30.90 $64,270
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.56 $55,230
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 8.24 $25.92 $53,910
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 300 1.95 58.61 $21.63 $45,000


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: July 6, 2020