Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers

Grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume. Excludes "Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products" (13-1021).


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)
2,480 5.6 % $16.50 $34,330 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $12.62 $15.59 $19.21 $23.12
Annual Wage (2) $22,010 $26,240 $32,430 $39,970 $48,080


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)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,190 1.46 $15.57 $32,380
Logging 320 0.66 $17.05 $35,460
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 290 0.45 $18.80 $39,100
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.09 $15.56 $32,360
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 100 0.09 $20.59 $42,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,190 1.46 $15.57 $32,380
Logging 320 0.66 $17.05 $35,460
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 290 0.45 $18.80 $39,100
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 100 0.09 $20.59 $42,830
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.09 $15.56 $32,360

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 100 0.09 $20.59 $42,830
Other Support Services 80 0.03 $20.51 $42,670
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 290 0.45 $18.80 $39,100
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.01 $17.89 $37,210
Logging 320 0.66 $17.05 $35,460


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)
Mississippi 180 0.17 8.73 $15.61 $32,470
Oregon 180 0.12 5.90 $21.22 $44,140
Georgia 150 0.04 2.05 $14.96 $31,120
Idaho 140 0.24 12.37 $14.66 $30,500
Washington 130 0.05 2.52 $23.47 $48,810




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)
Idaho 140 0.24 12.37 $14.66 $30,500
Mississippi 180 0.17 8.73 $15.61 $32,470
Montana 60 0.15 7.75 $16.33 $33,960
Oregon 180 0.12 5.90 $21.22 $44,140
West Virginia 70 0.10 5.34 $17.28 $35,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 130 0.05 2.52 $23.47 $48,810
Oregon 180 0.12 5.90 $21.22 $44,140
Michigan 70 0.02 0.98 $18.98 $39,470
Pennsylvania 130 0.02 1.23 $18.75 $38,990
Minnesota 60 0.02 1.18 $18.68 $38,850

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)
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.36 18.43 $13.15 $27,350




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)
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.36 18.43 $13.15 $27,350




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)
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.36 18.43 $13.15 $27,350

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 110 2.31 118.51 $13.79 $28,680
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 23.35 $14.27 $29,690
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 30.13 $14.94 $31,070
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 30.54 $17.32 $36,030
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 19.35 $14.74 $30,660

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 110 2.31 118.51 $13.79 $28,680
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 30.54 $17.32 $36,030
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 30.13 $14.94 $31,070
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 29.20 $17.20 $35,770
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 28.07 $21.31 $44,320

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 28.07 $21.31 $44,320
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.90 $39,310
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 14.47 $17.61 $36,630
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 30.54 $17.32 $36,030
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 29.20 $17.20 $35,770


About May 2010 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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