Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
27,650 3.6 % $14.07 $29,260 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $11.01 $13.67 $16.71 $20.34
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $22,900 $28,420 $34,750 $42,310

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Logging 21,150 $14.20 $29,530
Sawmills and wood preservation 3,180 $12.70 $26,410
Specialized freight trucking 650 $14.27 $29,690
Plywood and engineered wood product mfg. 540 $13.08 $27,200
Other wood product manufacturing 490 $12.51 $26,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of companies and enterprises (7) $22.71 $47,230
Electronic markets and agents and brokers (7) $21.53 $44,770
Warehousing and storage 30 $19.44 $40,430
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 210 $15.79 $32,850
Services to buildings and dwellings 260 $14.85 $30,900

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maine 1,260 $14.13 $29,390 0.211%
Montana 740 $15.77 $32,810 0.181%
Mississippi 1,890 $12.11 $25,190 0.172%
Idaho 940 $15.01 $31,230 0.161%
Oregon 2,330 $16.53 $34,380 0.148%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Washington 1,570 $18.82 $39,140 0.060%
Alaska 160 $16.75 $34,840 0.054%
Oregon 2,330 $16.53 $34,380 0.148%
Oklahoma 140 $16.45 $34,220 0.010%
California 1,120 $16.28 $33,860 0.008%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Missoula, MT MSA 220 $16.49 $34,300 0.405%
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 130 $16.32 $33,950 0.257%
Redding, CA MSA 150 $17.09 $35,540 0.230%
Corvallis, OR MSA 80 $19.12 $39,780 0.228%
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 250 $16.88 $35,110 0.177%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (7) $22.12 $46,000 (7)
Jacksonville, FL MSA (7) $20.20 $42,020 (7)
Bellingham, WA MSA 60 $19.78 $41,130 0.082%
Corvallis, OR MSA 80 $19.12 $39,780 0.228%
Olympia, WA PMSA 60 $18.78 $39,060 0.068%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Estimate not released.

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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