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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

45-4021 Fallers

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National estimates for Fallers
Industry profile for Fallers
Geographic profile for Fallers

National estimates for Fallers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Fallers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,820 13.3 % $ 23.81 $ 49,520 4.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fallers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.22 $ 16.79 $ 20.76 $ 31.17 $ 38.71
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,580 $ 34,920 $ 43,190 $ 64,840 $ 80,530


Industry profile for Fallers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Fallers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Fallers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Fallers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 2,930 6.14 $ 27.12 $ 56,400
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 150 0.17 $ 16.06 $ 33,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Fallers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 2,930 6.14 $ 27.12 $ 56,400
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 150 0.17 $ 16.06 $ 33,400

Top paying industries for Fallers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 2,930 6.14 $ 27.12 $ 56,400
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 150 0.17 $ 16.06 $ 33,400


Geographic profile for Fallers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Fallers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Fallers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Fallers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 670 0.18 5.25 $ 20.43 $ 42,500
Oregon 380 0.21 6.00 $ 31.47 $ 65,460
Florida 350 0.04 1.20 $ 18.06 $ 37,560
California 320 0.02 0.56 $ 35.13 $ 73,080
Tennessee 210 0.07 2.10 $ 17.93 $ 37,300




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fallers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 380 0.21 6.00 $ 31.47 $ 65,460
Virginia 670 0.18 5.25 $ 20.43 $ 42,500
Vermont 40 0.14 4.04 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Idaho 60 0.09 2.56 $ 32.92 $ 68,480
Tennessee 210 0.07 2.10 $ 17.93 $ 37,300




Top paying states for Fallers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana (8) (8) (8) $ 38.32 $ 79,710
California 320 0.02 0.56 $ 35.13 $ 73,080
Washington (8) (8) (8) $ 33.81 $ 70,320
Idaho 60 0.09 2.56 $ 32.92 $ 68,480
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $ 32.32 $ 67,230





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Fallers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 120 0.10 2.85 $ 17.06 $ 35,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.60 $ 34.08 $ 70,880
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.54 15.59 $ 19.22 $ 39,990




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fallers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.54 15.59 $ 19.22 $ 39,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 120 0.10 2.85 $ 17.06 $ 35,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.60 $ 34.08 $ 70,880




Top paying metropolitan areas for Fallers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Redding, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 36.67 $ 76,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 1.60 $ 34.08 $ 70,880
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $ 30.56 $ 63,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 22.28 $ 46,340
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.54 15.59 $ 19.22 $ 39,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 120 0.10 2.85 $ 17.06 $ 35,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Fallers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 23.45 $ 20.64 $ 42,930
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 7.85 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 18.25 $ 16.42 $ 34,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fallers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 23.45 $ 20.64 $ 42,930
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 18.25 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 7.85 $ 17.86 $ 37,150

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Fallers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 38.06 $ 79,170
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 34.47 $ 71,700
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 33.55 $ 69,780
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.68 $ 57,580
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.65 $ 57,510


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021