Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
27,290 2.7 % $17.76 $36,930 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.92 $13.86 $17.45 $21.43 $24.45
Annual Wage (2) $22,720 $28,820 $36,290 $44,570 $50,860


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 22,730 43.81 $17.97 $37,380
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,170 2.37 $15.99 $33,260
Specialized Freight Trucking 440 0.10 $16.15 $33,590
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 390 0.38 $18.56 $38,600
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 350 0.16 $14.00 $29,130

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 22,730 43.81 $17.97 $37,380
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,170 2.37 $15.99 $33,260
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 390 0.38 $18.56 $38,600
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 240 0.32 $17.67 $36,750
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 350 0.16 $14.00 $29,130

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 190 0.01 $19.49 $40,550
General Freight Trucking (8) (8) $19.05 $39,620
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 390 0.38 $18.56 $38,600
Logging 22,730 43.81 $17.97 $37,380
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 240 0.32 $17.67 $36,750


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 2,390 1.38 6.97 $20.93 $43,530
Alabama 2,350 1.25 6.31 $16.07 $33,420
Mississippi 1,930 1.74 8.81 $16.60 $34,530
Washington 1,790 0.60 3.03 $23.61 $49,110
Georgia 1,580 0.38 1.94 $17.34 $36,070



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 1,240 2.09 10.56 $17.70 $36,820
Mississippi 1,930 1.74 8.81 $16.60 $34,530
Oregon 2,390 1.38 6.97 $20.93 $43,530
Alabama 2,350 1.25 6.31 $16.07 $33,420
Idaho 640 0.99 5.00 $23.80 $49,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 640 0.99 5.00 $23.80 $49,500
Washington 1,790 0.60 3.03 $23.61 $49,110
Oregon 2,390 1.38 6.97 $20.93 $43,530
Vermont 140 0.47 2.37 $20.53 $42,690
California 960 0.06 0.31 $20.18 $41,970




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 0.29 1.49 $21.28 $44,270
Eugene, OR 280 1.91 9.68 $20.51 $42,670
Salem, OR 260 1.64 8.30 $21.07 $43,830
Longview, WA 250 6.98 35.26 $25.06 $52,130
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 220 0.99 5.02 $21.38 $44,470
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 190 0.39 1.97 $15.26 $31,740
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 190 0.60 3.01 $17.70 $36,820
Charlottesville, VA 170 1.57 7.95 $17.30 $35,980
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.65 8.36 $15.21 $31,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.07 0.33 $16.45 $34,210



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 250 6.98 35.26 $25.06 $52,130
Albany, OR 130 3.10 15.67 $23.19 $48,240
Corvallis, OR 100 2.79 14.12 $21.89 $45,530
Redding, CA 140 2.37 12.00 $20.30 $42,230
Eugene, OR 280 1.91 9.68 $20.51 $42,670
Bangor, ME 120 1.83 9.24 $16.80 $34,950
Pine Bluff, AR 60 1.82 9.22 $15.46 $32,160
Coeur d'Alene, ID 100 1.80 9.08 $17.88 $37,180
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.65 8.36 $15.21 $31,640
Salem, OR 260 1.64 8.30 $21.07 $43,830



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)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 110 1.08 5.44 $28.60 $59,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 0.35 $26.14 $54,370
Longview, WA 250 6.98 35.26 $25.06 $52,130
Albany, OR 130 3.10 15.67 $23.19 $48,240
Medford, OR (8) (8) (8) $22.99 $47,820
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.00 5.05 $22.65 $47,120
Bellingham, WA 80 1.02 5.17 $22.36 $46,500
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 0.55 2.76 $22.21 $46,200
Corvallis, OR 100 2.79 14.12 $21.89 $45,530
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.21 1.07 $21.50 $44,720

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 770 5.05 25.52 $18.07 $37,590
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 740 11.62 58.72 $20.29 $42,190
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 10.67 53.90 $15.97 $33,220
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 610 8.66 43.77 $18.73 $38,960
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 610 7.68 38.82 $17.56 $36,520

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 740 11.62 58.72 $20.29 $42,190
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 490 10.75 54.31 $17.86 $37,140
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 10.67 53.90 $15.97 $33,220
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 580 9.39 47.47 $23.31 $48,480
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 610 8.66 43.77 $18.73 $38,960

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 2.95 14.91 $24.30 $50,540
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 580 9.39 47.47 $23.31 $48,480
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.50 7.56 $23.19 $48,230
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 250 5.88 29.71 $23.12 $48,090
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 2.57 12.97 $23.02 $47,880


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016