Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
5,370 11.0 % $20.62 $42,900 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.58 $14.36 $17.96 $25.11 $34.42
Annual Wage (2) $24,090 $29,860 $37,370 $52,220 $71,590


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 3,800 7.42 $21.47 $44,670
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,010 0.05 $16.87 $35,100
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 280 0.31 $18.81 $39,130
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 80 0.03 $21.65 $45,040

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 3,800 7.42 $21.47 $44,670
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 280 0.31 $18.81 $39,130
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,010 0.05 $16.87 $35,100
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 80 0.03 $21.65 $45,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 80 0.03 $21.65 $45,040
Logging 3,800 7.42 $21.47 $44,670
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 280 0.31 $18.81 $39,130
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,010 0.05 $16.87 $35,100


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 630 0.35 9.14 $28.80 $59,890
Mississippi 510 0.46 11.92 (8) (8)
Virginia 420 0.11 2.89 $18.60 $38,690
North Carolina 380 0.09 2.32 $22.15 $46,060
Washington 310 0.10 2.63 $27.61 $57,420




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 510 0.46 11.92 (8) (8)
Idaho 290 0.43 11.37 (8) (8)
Oregon 630 0.35 9.14 $28.80 $59,890
Arkansas 160 0.13 3.41 $21.49 $44,690
Virginia 420 0.11 2.89 $18.60 $38,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $30.39 $63,220
Oregon 630 0.35 9.14 $28.80 $59,890
Washington 310 0.10 2.63 $27.61 $57,420
California 230 0.01 0.38 $26.41 $54,920
New York 60 0.01 0.17 $23.32 $48,510





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)
Medford, OR 50 0.56 14.61 (8) (8)
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.75 $20.01 $41,620
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.35 9.08 $15.70 $32,650
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 3.09 $16.51 $34,340
Jackson, MS 30 0.13 3.28 $16.40 $34,120




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)
Medford, OR 50 0.56 14.61 (8) (8)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.35 9.08 $15.70 $32,650
Jackson, MS 30 0.13 3.28 $16.40 $34,120
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 3.09 $16.51 $34,340
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.75 $20.01 $41,620




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $29.81 $62,000
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.19 $50,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.03 $45,820
New Bern, NC (8) (8) (8) $21.56 $44,840
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.75 $20.01 $41,620
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 3.09 $16.51 $34,340
Jackson, MS 30 0.13 3.28 $16.40 $34,120
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.35 9.08 $15.70 $32,650
Terre Haute, IN (8) (8) (8) $12.20 $25,370

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)
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 270 5.82 152.17 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.60 15.82 $16.30 $33,900
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.01 26.48 $13.62 $28,330
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 8.41 $17.88 $37,180
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 8.43 $34.25 $71,230

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)
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 270 5.82 152.17 (8) (8)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.01 26.48 $13.62 $28,330
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.60 15.82 $16.30 $33,900
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 70 0.48 12.51 $19.31 $40,170
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 8.41 $17.88 $37,180

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)
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.18 $83,580
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 8.43 $34.25 $71,230
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.52 $59,320
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.59 $57,390
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.11 $45,990


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017