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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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. Includes operating stand-alone logging machines, such as log chippers. 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)
26,030 3.1 % $20.22 $42,060 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.22 $15.42 $19.92 $24.60 $29.30
Annual Wage (2) $25,430 $32,070 $41,440 $51,170 $60,930


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 21,110 43.61 $20.72 $43,090
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,680 2.94 $17.42 $36,240
Truck Transportation 570 0.04 $22.88 $47,590
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 200 0.09 $16.12 $33,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.21 $22.81 $47,450

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 21,110 43.61 $20.72 $43,090
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,680 2.94 $17.42 $36,240
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.21 $22.81 $47,450
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 200 0.09 $16.12 $33,540
Truck Transportation 570 0.04 $22.88 $47,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Truck Transportation 570 0.04 $22.88 $47,590
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.21 $22.81 $47,450
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $22.53 $46,860
Logging 21,110 43.61 $20.72 $43,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 90 0.01 $20.50 $42,650


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 2,150 1.09 6.14 $17.04 $35,450
Georgia 1,970 0.44 2.49 $18.52 $38,530
Oregon 1,920 1.01 5.69 $23.78 $49,450
Mississippi 1,400 1.24 7.02 $20.12 $41,840
North Carolina 1,390 0.31 1.76 $19.78 $41,150




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 1,030 1.68 9.50 $19.94 $41,470
Mississippi 1,400 1.24 7.02 $20.12 $41,840
Arkansas 1,380 1.13 6.38 $20.26 $42,130
Alabama 2,150 1.09 6.14 $17.04 $35,450
Oregon 1,920 1.01 5.69 $23.78 $49,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 720 0.99 5.59 $26.76 $55,650
Washington 1,380 0.42 2.35 $25.85 $53,760
California 1,090 0.06 0.35 $25.69 $53,440
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $24.64 $51,250
Oregon 1,920 1.01 5.69 $23.78 $49,450





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 310 1.99 11.22 $26.10 $54,290
Longview, WA 250 6.62 37.37 $26.72 $55,580
Albany, OR 230 5.16 29.12 $22.49 $46,780
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 220 0.91 5.14 $24.28 $50,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.17 0.94 $24.82 $51,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 0.38 $19.33 $40,210
Tuscaloosa, AL 150 1.40 7.88 $16.78 $34,910
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.65 3.65 $20.47 $42,570
Salem, OR 140 0.83 4.67 $23.85 $49,610
Columbia, SC 130 0.34 1.91 $17.00 $35,350




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 250 6.62 37.37 $26.72 $55,580
Albany, OR 230 5.16 29.12 $22.49 $46,780
Pine Bluff, AR 90 2.86 16.11 $15.30 $31,820
New Bern, NC 110 2.55 14.37 $19.85 $41,280
Brunswick, GA 110 2.52 14.24 $18.31 $38,080
Corvallis, OR 90 2.37 13.36 $25.09 $52,180
Eugene, OR 310 1.99 11.22 $26.10 $54,290
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 1.90 10.74 $30.86 $64,200
Bangor, ME 110 1.64 9.26 $20.67 $43,000
Valdosta, GA 80 1.46 8.26 $17.72 $36,860




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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 1.90 10.74 $30.86 $64,200
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 100 0.90 5.06 $27.59 $57,390
Bellingham, WA 50 0.59 3.34 $26.75 $55,630
Longview, WA 250 6.62 37.37 $26.72 $55,580
Eugene, OR 310 1.99 11.22 $26.10 $54,290
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.18 6.63 $26.06 $54,200
Chattanooga, TN-GA (8) (8) (8) $25.38 $52,800
Redding, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.25 $52,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.12 $25.16 $52,330
Corvallis, OR 90 2.37 13.36 $25.09 $52,180

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 850 12.56 70.88 $16.79 $34,910
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 750 9.63 54.34 $21.43 $44,570
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 660 6.90 38.94 $21.30 $44,310
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 600 3.19 18.01 $19.86 $41,300
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 580 8.32 46.95 $27.19 $56,550

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 850 12.56 70.88 $16.79 $34,910
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 750 9.63 54.34 $21.43 $44,570
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 580 8.32 46.95 $27.19 $56,550
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 660 6.90 38.94 $21.30 $44,310
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 480 6.62 37.32 $17.35 $36,080

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.09 $60,510
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 580 8.32 46.95 $27.19 $56,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 250 2.33 13.12 $26.74 $55,630
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.62 9.16 $26.08 $54,250
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 390 3.15 17.76 $25.74 $53,530


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