Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
24,490 3.0 % $16.69 $34,700 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.21 $12.95 $16.39 $20.03 $22.86
Annual Wage (2) $21,240 $26,930 $34,080 $41,650 $47,540


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 20,600 41.34 $17.01 $35,380
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,300 2.69 $14.33 $29,800
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 330 0.50 $14.84 $30,870
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 310 0.16 $13.69 $28,480
Specialized Freight Trucking 240 0.06 $15.91 $33,100

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 20,600 41.34 $17.01 $35,380
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,300 2.69 $14.33 $29,800
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 330 0.50 $14.84 $30,870
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 190 0.18 $20.20 $42,010
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 310 0.16 $13.69 $28,480

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 190 0.18 $20.20 $42,010
Logging 20,600 41.34 $17.01 $35,380
Employment Services 50 (7) $16.72 $34,780
Specialized Freight Trucking 240 0.06 $15.91 $33,100
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 330 0.50 $14.84 $30,870


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)
Georgia 2,150 0.55 2.99 $16.24 $33,780
Alabama 2,080 1.13 6.11 $15.98 $33,240
Oregon 1,990 1.22 6.58 $20.08 $41,770
Washington 1,700 0.60 3.26 $21.68 $45,100
Mississippi 1,570 1.45 7.83 $15.67 $32,590




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 1,200 2.06 11.15 $16.13 $33,560
Mississippi 1,570 1.45 7.83 $15.67 $32,590
Oregon 1,990 1.22 6.58 $20.08 $41,770
Alabama 2,080 1.13 6.11 $15.98 $33,240
Idaho 640 1.05 5.69 $24.05 $50,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.06 $24.99 $51,970
Idaho 640 1.05 5.69 $24.05 $50,020
Alaska 50 0.14 0.77 $22.60 $47,000
Washington 1,700 0.60 3.26 $21.68 $45,100
Oregon 1,990 1.22 6.58 $20.08 $41,770





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 310 0.31 1.65 $20.48 $42,600
Salem, OR 190 1.34 7.27 $20.72 $43,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 190 0.08 0.45 $16.89 $35,130
Eugene-Springfield, OR 190 1.35 7.30 $20.53 $42,700
Redding, CA 180 3.24 17.55 $19.43 $40,410
Florence, SC 170 2.05 11.10 $12.08 $25,120
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 160 0.56 3.01 $17.27 $35,920
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.72 9.33 $15.84 $32,940
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.31 1.66 $17.01 $35,390
Bellingham, WA 110 1.45 7.87 $20.73 $43,120




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)
Redding, CA 180 3.24 17.55 $19.43 $40,410
Lewiston, ID-WA 70 2.93 15.85 $32.63 $67,880
Florence, SC 170 2.05 11.10 $12.08 $25,120
Pine Bluff, AR 60 1.81 9.78 $16.34 $33,980
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 80 1.74 9.42 $20.36 $42,350
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.72 9.33 $15.84 $32,940
Hattiesburg, MS 90 1.53 8.28 $17.25 $35,890
Valdosta, GA 70 1.49 8.08 $16.28 $33,860
Dothan, AL 80 1.48 7.99 $11.76 $24,470
Bellingham, WA 110 1.45 7.87 $20.73 $43,120




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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 70 2.93 15.85 $32.63 $67,880
Olympia, WA 60 0.60 3.25 $28.82 $59,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.33 $23.60 $49,100
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.88 4.78 $23.25 $48,370
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.23 1.23 $23.13 $48,100
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.40 $46,580
Coeur d'Alene, ID (8) (8) (8) $21.07 $43,820
Bellingham, WA 110 1.45 7.87 $20.73 $43,120
Salem, OR 190 1.34 7.27 $20.72 $43,090
Eugene-Springfield, OR 190 1.35 7.30 $20.53 $42,700

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 850 4.69 25.39 $16.25 $33,810
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 650 9.21 49.86 $16.09 $33,470
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 610 6.48 35.07 $16.12 $33,520
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 600 4.71 25.49 $15.98 $33,230
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 560 4.50 24.36 $15.97 $33,220

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 650 9.21 49.86 $16.09 $33,470
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 410 9.15 49.53 $23.70 $49,310
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 610 6.48 35.07 $16.12 $33,520
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 430 6.33 34.26 $20.87 $43,410
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 470 5.84 31.60 $15.41 $32,050

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.32 12.58 $24.85 $51,690
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 410 9.15 49.53 $23.70 $49,310
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 1.52 8.22 $23.04 $47,920
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.67 $47,140
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.52 $44,760


About May 2013 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 mean 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014