Forestry and Logging: NAICS 113

About the Forestry and Logging subsector

The forestry and logging subsector is part of the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Industries in the Forestry and Logging subsector grow and harvest timber on a long production cycle (i.e., of 10 years or more). Long production cycles use different production processes than short production cycles, which require more horticultural interventions prior to harvest, resulting in processes more similar to those found in the Crop Production subsector. Consequently, Christmas tree production and other production involving production cycles of less than 10 years, are classified in the Crop Production subsector.

North American Industry Classification System

The forestry and logging subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Timber Tract Operations: NAICS 1131
  • Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products: NAICS 1132
  • Logging: NAICS 1133

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in forestry and logging. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry , data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Fallers

5,030

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

2,420

Logging equipment operators

20,600

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

610

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

7,870

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Earnings

Recent hourly and annual earnings for occupations commonly found in forestry and logging.

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Fallers

$16.71 $19.82 $34,750 $41,220

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

$23.66 $25.70 $49,210 $53,460

Logging equipment operators

$16.73 $17.01 $34,810 $35,380

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

$13.22 $13.70 $27,510 $28,500

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

$16.48 $17.15 $34,280 $35,670

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in forestry and logging. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2009 2010 2011 2012

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

53 73 78 65

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

4.3 3.6 5.0 4.3

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.8 2.0 3.3 2.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.6 1.8 2.9 2.2

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.1 0.2 0.3  

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in forestry and logging.

Establishments

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1st quarter
2013
2nd quarter
2013
3rd quarter
2013
4th quarter
2013

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 9,016 (P) 9,054 (P) 9,133 (P) 9,204

Local government

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(P) 3 (P) 3 (P) 3 (P) 3

State government

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(P) 12 (P) 12 (P) 12 (P) 12

Federal government

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(P) 75 (P) 75 (P) 75 (P) 75

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: August 19, 2014