Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
3,020 5.9 % $18.34 $38,150 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.34 $14.12 $17.83 $22.03 $25.54
Annual Wage (2) $23,590 $29,370 $37,090 $45,820 $53,110


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,890 2.07 $17.45 $36,300
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 270 0.12 $16.78 $34,900
Logging 230 0.44 $19.50 $40,570
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.22 $18.61 $38,700
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $26.09 $54,270

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 1,890 2.07 $17.45 $36,300
Logging 230 0.44 $19.50 $40,570
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.22 $18.61 $38,700
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 270 0.12 $16.78 $34,900
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $26.09 $54,270

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 $26.09 $54,270
Other Support Services 80 0.03 $21.96 $45,680
Logging 230 0.44 $19.50 $40,570
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.22 $18.61 $38,700
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $18.14 $37,730


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 330 0.19 8.64 $21.91 $45,580
Washington 250 0.08 3.73 $23.01 $47,860
Arkansas 210 0.18 8.38 $18.34 $38,140
West Virginia 180 0.26 12.00 $16.60 $34,520
Georgia 160 0.04 1.80 $17.08 $35,530




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 180 0.26 12.00 $16.60 $34,520
Oregon 330 0.19 8.64 $21.91 $45,580
Idaho 130 0.19 8.95 $19.75 $41,080
Arkansas 210 0.18 8.38 $18.34 $38,140
Maine 50 0.09 3.97 $17.56 $36,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 250 0.08 3.73 $23.01 $47,860
Indiana 40 0.01 0.62 $22.02 $45,790
Oregon 330 0.19 8.64 $21.91 $45,580
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.85 $20.65 $42,940
Idaho 130 0.19 8.95 $19.75 $41,080





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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 24.07 $20.39 $42,410
Longview, WA 50 1.39 64.74 $23.31 $48,490
Eugene, OR 40 0.29 13.42 $21.88 $45,520




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 50 1.39 64.74 $23.31 $48,490
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 24.07 $20.39 $42,410
Eugene, OR 40 0.29 13.42 $21.88 $45,520




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 50 1.39 64.74 $23.31 $48,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $21.89 $45,530
Eugene, OR 40 0.29 13.42 $21.88 $45,520
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 24.07 $20.39 $42,410

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 1.92 89.20 $24.21 $50,350
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 65.95 $16.64 $34,610
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.35 62.92 $14.20 $29,540
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 50.19 $18.06 $37,550
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 53.20 (8) (8)

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 1.92 89.20 $24.21 $50,350
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.87 86.76 $20.41 $42,450
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.42 65.95 $16.64 $34,610
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.35 62.92 $14.20 $29,540
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 1.15 53.20 (8) (8)

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 1.92 89.20 $24.21 $50,350
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.87 86.76 $20.41 $42,450
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.01 46.81 $18.26 $37,980
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 16.63 $18.21 $37,880
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 50.19 $18.06 $37,550


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