Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
5,420 13.8 % $22.56 $46,930 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.78 $15.74 $19.56 $27.57 $37.34
Annual Wage (2) $26,570 $32,740 $40,690 $57,350 $77,670


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 3,880 7.88 $23.77 $49,450
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 260 0.28 $18.24 $37,950
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 30 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 3,880 7.88 $23.77 $49,450
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 260 0.28 $18.24 $37,950
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 30 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 3,880 7.88 $23.77 $49,450
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 260 0.28 $18.24 $37,950
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $17.86 $37,160


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 650 0.36 9.39 $33.01 $68,670
Mississippi 620 0.55 14.56 $22.55 $46,890
Tennessee 480 0.16 4.33 $17.14 $35,660
North Carolina 330 0.08 1.99 $23.71 $49,310
California 300 0.02 0.47 $27.10 $56,370




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 620 0.55 14.56 $22.55 $46,890
Idaho 280 0.40 10.57 $21.19 $44,070
Alaska 120 0.37 9.70 $28.64 $59,570
Oregon 650 0.36 9.39 $33.01 $68,670
Tennessee 480 0.16 4.33 $17.14 $35,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 120 0.04 1.03 $38.11 $79,270
New York 40 0.00 0.11 $33.55 $69,780
Oregon 650 0.36 9.39 $33.01 $68,670
Alaska 120 0.37 9.70 $28.64 $59,570
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $28.20 $58,650



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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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 3.10 $31.24 $64,980
New Bern, NC 60 1.27 33.49 $23.10 $48,040
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.43 11.41 $17.44 $36,270


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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)
New Bern, NC 60 1.27 33.49 $23.10 $48,040
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.43 11.41 $17.44 $36,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 3.10 $31.24 $64,980


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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 (8) (8) (8) $37.29 $77,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 3.10 $31.24 $64,980
New Bern, NC 60 1.27 33.49 $23.10 $48,040
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.43 11.41 $17.44 $36,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.07 $33,440

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.59 15.45 $18.39 $38,260
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.66 69.88 $28.34 $58,950
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 18.17 $29.89 $62,160
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 11.20 $19.20 $39,940

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 Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.66 69.88 $28.34 $58,950
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 18.17 $29.89 $62,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.59 15.45 $18.39 $38,260
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 11.20 $19.20 $39,940

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 (8) (8) (8) $37.76 $78,550
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.53 $73,900
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 18.17 $29.89 $62,160
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.76 $59,810
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.66 69.88 $28.34 $58,950


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018