Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
27,250 2.9 % $18.69 $38,880 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.38 $14.36 $18.03 $22.52 $26.98
Annual Wage (2) $23,680 $29,870 $37,490 $46,830 $56,110


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 22,430 43.87 $18.96 $39,440
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,470 2.71 $16.30 $33,900
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 320 0.14 (8) (8)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 280 0.28 $19.31 $40,160
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 280 0.37 $18.84 $39,190

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 22,430 43.87 $18.96 $39,440
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,470 2.71 $16.30 $33,900
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 280 0.37 $18.84 $39,190
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 280 0.28 $19.31 $40,160
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 320 0.14 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $19.88 $41,350
General Freight Trucking (8) (8) $19.72 $41,010
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 280 0.28 $19.31 $40,160
Logging 22,430 43.87 $18.96 $39,440
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.01 $18.93 $39,370


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 2,280 1.19 6.15 $17.22 $35,810
Oregon 2,080 1.16 5.98 $21.84 $45,440
Mississippi 1,820 1.63 8.37 $16.25 $33,800
Georgia 1,700 0.40 2.08 $16.89 $35,120
Washington 1,650 0.54 2.78 $23.53 $48,950




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 1,150 1.92 9.91 $17.91 $37,260
Mississippi 1,820 1.63 8.37 $16.25 $33,800
Alabama 2,280 1.19 6.15 $17.22 $35,810
Oregon 2,080 1.16 5.98 $21.84 $45,440
Idaho 710 1.08 5.54 $24.46 $50,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 710 1.08 5.54 $24.46 $50,880
Washington 1,650 0.54 2.78 $23.53 $48,950
Vermont 140 0.47 2.44 $22.22 $46,220
California 1,200 0.08 0.39 $22.09 $45,940
Oregon 2,080 1.16 5.98 $21.84 $45,440





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 350 2.39 12.33 $22.53 $46,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.28 1.45 $22.36 $46,500
Longview, WA 270 7.46 38.43 $24.62 $51,210
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 200 0.39 2.01 $16.96 $35,290
Columbia, SC 170 0.46 2.35 $15.40 $32,030
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.78 4.01 $16.13 $33,540
Redding, CA 170 2.73 14.05 $26.25 $54,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 0.32 $13.71 $28,520
Albany, OR 160 3.68 18.94 $23.10 $48,050
Charlottesville, VA 150 1.39 7.17 $19.60 $40,770




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 270 7.46 38.43 $24.62 $51,210
Albany, OR 160 3.68 18.94 $23.10 $48,050
Redding, CA 170 2.73 14.05 $26.25 $54,600
Eugene, OR 350 2.39 12.33 $22.53 $46,860
Corvallis, OR 80 2.28 11.73 $22.43 $46,650
Pine Bluff, AR 60 1.93 9.96 $18.24 $37,940
Bangor, ME 110 1.77 9.14 $17.24 $35,860
Coeur d'Alene, ID 100 1.72 8.84 $20.92 $43,510
Hattiesburg, MS 90 1.48 7.60 $13.83 $28,760
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 80 1.43 7.36 $16.27 $33,830




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)
Redding, CA 170 2.73 14.05 $26.25 $54,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.25 $25.85 $53,760
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 130 1.23 6.31 $25.64 $53,330
Bellingham, WA 60 0.68 3.49 $25.05 $52,110
Longview, WA 270 7.46 38.43 $24.62 $51,210
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.95 4.90 $23.11 $48,060
Albany, OR 160 3.68 18.94 $23.10 $48,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.09 $22.60 $47,010
Eugene, OR 350 2.39 12.33 $22.53 $46,860
Corvallis, OR 80 2.28 11.73 $22.43 $46,650

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 730 4.80 24.72 $17.30 $35,990
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 690 10.23 52.70 $17.42 $36,230
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 640 6.53 33.64 $21.32 $44,350
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 580 7.45 38.38 $18.65 $38,800
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 530 7.38 38.03 $16.22 $33,740

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 690 10.23 52.70 $17.42 $36,230
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 450 9.60 49.46 $20.73 $43,110
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 400 8.64 44.51 $25.88 $53,820
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 520 8.13 41.87 $22.90 $47,640
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 520 8.10 41.73 $20.60 $42,850

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)
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 400 8.64 44.51 $25.88 $53,820
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 2.94 15.13 $24.51 $50,980
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 4.74 24.44 $24.23 $50,400
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 240 5.53 28.47 $23.55 $48,990
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 3.78 19.50 $23.28 $48,420


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