Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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. 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)
26,010 2.7 % $19.15 $39,820 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.62 $14.66 $18.46 $23.09 $27.79
Annual Wage (2) $24,160 $30,480 $38,390 $48,030 $57,800


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 21,290 43.22 $19.44 $40,440
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,360 2.56 $16.75 $34,850
Truck Transportation 520 0.04 $19.09 $39,720
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 310 0.40 $19.70 $40,970
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 300 0.13 $17.31 $36,000

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 21,290 43.22 $19.44 $40,440
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,360 2.56 $16.75 $34,850
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 310 0.40 $19.70 $40,970
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 150 0.16 $20.86 $43,380
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 300 0.13 $17.31 $36,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation (8) (8) $23.47 $48,810
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 150 0.16 $20.86 $43,380
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 310 0.40 $19.70 $40,970
Logging 21,290 43.22 $19.44 $40,440
Truck Transportation 520 0.04 $19.09 $39,720


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 2,120 1.10 6.04 $17.65 $36,710
Oregon 1,960 1.07 5.86 $22.63 $47,070
Georgia 1,910 0.44 2.43 $17.51 $36,420
North Carolina 1,650 0.38 2.10 $20.81 $43,290
Mississippi 1,520 1.36 7.46 $16.29 $33,880




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 1,080 1.80 9.89 $18.00 $37,430
Mississippi 1,520 1.36 7.46 $16.29 $33,880
Alabama 2,120 1.10 6.04 $17.65 $36,710
Oregon 1,960 1.07 5.86 $22.63 $47,070
Arkansas 1,270 1.05 5.78 $19.93 $41,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 560 0.81 4.44 $25.49 $53,020
Washington 1,420 0.45 2.44 $24.06 $50,040
California 1,220 0.07 0.40 $23.71 $49,320
Oregon 1,960 1.07 5.86 $22.63 $47,070
Wyoming 60 0.22 1.19 $21.01 $43,700



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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 320 0.27 1.50 $23.02 $47,890
Longview, WA 310 8.30 45.51 $24.86 $51,700
Eugene, OR 310 2.02 11.10 $22.69 $47,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 0.40 $15.47 $32,170
Charlottesville, VA 190 1.69 9.25 $19.16 $39,860
Albany, OR 190 4.32 23.71 $22.42 $46,630
Salem, OR 150 0.93 5.12 $23.16 $48,170
Tuscaloosa, AL 150 1.53 8.38 $19.77 $41,130
Redding, CA 150 2.36 12.91 $27.28 $56,740
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.69 3.76 $17.30 $35,990


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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)
Longview, WA 310 8.30 45.51 $24.86 $51,700
Albany, OR 190 4.32 23.71 $22.42 $46,630
Redding, CA 150 2.36 12.91 $27.28 $56,740
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 2.08 11.42 $28.32 $58,910
Eugene, OR 310 2.02 11.10 $22.69 $47,200
Pine Bluff, AR 60 1.99 10.90 $18.37 $38,200
Bangor, ME 120 1.89 10.35 $15.91 $33,090
Charlottesville, VA 190 1.69 9.25 $19.16 $39,860
Corvallis, OR 60 1.59 8.71 $25.60 $53,250
New Bern, NC 70 1.55 8.50 $21.05 $43,780


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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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 2.08 11.42 $28.32 $58,910
Redding, CA 150 2.36 12.91 $27.28 $56,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.26 $26.56 $55,240
Yakima, WA 40 0.42 2.31 $26.05 $54,190
Corvallis, OR 60 1.59 8.71 $25.60 $53,250
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 90 0.80 4.40 $25.21 $52,430
Bellingham, WA 60 0.75 4.10 $25.19 $52,400
Longview, WA 310 8.30 45.51 $24.86 $51,700
Coeur d'Alene, ID 80 1.41 7.72 $24.18 $50,290
Greensboro-High Point, NC 100 0.28 1.52 $23.51 $48,900

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 720 7.53 41.26 $20.12 $41,860
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 580 8.73 47.84 $19.40 $40,360
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 570 8.00 43.86 $15.72 $32,700
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 540 5.06 27.74 $19.57 $40,710
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 540 2.90 15.89 $16.96 $35,280

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 9.03 49.50 $21.31 $44,330
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 580 8.73 47.84 $19.40 $40,360
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 570 8.00 43.86 $15.72 $32,700
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 720 7.53 41.26 $20.12 $41,860
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 420 6.42 35.19 $22.80 $47,420

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 Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 3.29 18.05 $26.77 $55,680
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 1.60 8.77 $26.18 $54,450
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 210 3.27 17.93 $25.31 $52,650
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.42 $50,800
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.48 8.09 $24.34 $50,630


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