Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers

Grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume. Excludes "Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products" (13-1021).


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)
3,010 6.6 % $18.61 $38,710 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.95 $14.37 $18.21 $22.35 $25.64
Annual Wage (2) $24,860 $29,900 $37,880 $46,480 $53,330


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,830 1.99 $18.18 $37,820
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 310 0.14 $16.47 $34,260
Logging 190 0.39 $20.06 $41,720
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.19 $18.28 $38,020
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $25.81 $53,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,830 1.99 $18.18 $37,820
Logging 190 0.39 $20.06 $41,720
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.19 $18.28 $38,020
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 310 0.14 $16.47 $34,260
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $25.81 $53,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $25.81 $53,690
Logging 190 0.39 $20.06 $41,720
Other Support Services (8) (8) $19.72 $41,010
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 70 0.01 $19.03 $39,570
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.19 $18.28 $38,020


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)
Washington 280 0.09 4.22 $23.21 $48,280
Arkansas 220 0.18 8.74 $18.28 $38,020
Georgia 180 0.04 1.94 $17.29 $35,970
Louisiana 140 0.07 3.39 $15.45 $32,140
California 140 0.01 0.38 $19.33 $40,200




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)
West Virginia 120 0.18 8.47 $17.17 $35,710
Arkansas 220 0.18 8.74 $18.28 $38,020
Idaho 100 0.15 7.13 $20.48 $42,600
Vermont 40 0.13 6.31 $19.78 $41,150
South Dakota 60 0.13 6.36 $16.78 $34,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 280 0.09 4.22 $23.21 $48,280
Indiana 50 0.02 0.75 $21.43 $44,580
Michigan 40 0.01 0.49 $21.27 $44,250
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $20.78 $43,220
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.79 $20.77 $43,210



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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)
Longview, WA 80 2.08 98.54 $24.05 $50,030
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.44 21.02 $21.85 $45,440


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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 80 2.08 98.54 $24.05 $50,030
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.44 21.02 $21.85 $45,440


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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)
Longview, WA 80 2.08 98.54 $24.05 $50,030
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.44 21.02 $21.85 $45,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $20.53 $42,710

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 1.87 88.64 $24.54 $51,040
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 52.70 $18.18 $37,810
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 54.16 $18.07 $37,580
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.18 55.91 $14.24 $29,610
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.13 53.57 $17.16 $35,690

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 1.87 88.64 $24.54 $51,040
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.67 78.92 $20.88 $43,420
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.18 55.91 $14.24 $29,610
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 54.16 $18.07 $37,580
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.13 53.57 $17.16 $35,690

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 120 1.87 88.64 $24.54 $51,040
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 15.60 $21.95 $45,660
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.94 $45,630
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.67 78.92 $20.88 $43,420
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 17.11 $18.98 $39,470


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