Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

45-4021 Fallers

Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.


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)
5,020 8.4 % $20.49 $42,620 4.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.82 $13.74 $17.77 $24.73 $33.97
Annual Wage (2) $22,510 $28,570 $36,960 $51,440 $70,660


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 4,230 8.71 $20.49 $42,610
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 260 0.31 $16.17 $33,630

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 4,230 8.71 $20.49 $42,610
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 260 0.31 $16.17 $33,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logging 4,230 8.71 $20.49 $42,610
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $18.92 $39,350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $17.07 $35,510
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 260 0.31 $16.17 $33,630


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)
Washington 620 0.23 5.79 $29.17 $60,670
South Carolina 460 0.26 6.61 $20.48 $42,590
Oregon 430 0.27 6.94 $26.25 $54,610
Mississippi 330 0.31 7.82 $13.83 $28,760
Arkansas 320 0.28 7.27 $16.02 $33,330




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)
Mississippi 330 0.31 7.82 $13.83 $28,760
Montana 130 0.30 7.58 $22.15 $46,080
Arkansas 320 0.28 7.27 $16.02 $33,330
Oregon 430 0.27 6.94 $26.25 $54,610
South Carolina 460 0.26 6.61 $20.48 $42,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 280 0.02 0.52 $34.45 $71,650
Washington 620 0.23 5.79 $29.17 $60,670
Oregon 430 0.27 6.94 $26.25 $54,610
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $22.51 $46,820
Montana 130 0.30 7.58 $22.15 $46,080





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)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.46 $12.79 $26,600
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.88 22.41 $22.38 $46,550




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)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.88 22.41 $22.38 $46,550
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.46 $12.79 $26,600




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)
Redding, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.62 $65,770
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $31.12 $64,730
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $26.17 $54,430
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.88 22.41 $22.38 $46,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $21.63 $44,990
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $15.58 $32,410
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC (8) (8) (8) $13.25 $27,560
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 1.46 $12.79 $26,600

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 Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.83 46.86 $15.83 $32,930
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.64 16.36 $21.37 $44,450
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 170 1.83 46.82 $27.70 $57,610
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.18 30.26 $21.77 $45,290
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 18.00 $13.42 $27,920

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 Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.83 46.86 $15.83 $32,930
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 170 1.83 46.82 $27.70 $57,610
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.18 30.26 $21.77 $45,290
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.06 27.05 $21.13 $43,950
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 22.02 $26.69 $55,510

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)
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 170 1.83 46.82 $27.70 $57,610
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 22.02 $26.69 $55,510
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.47 $48,810
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.15 $48,150
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.18 30.26 $21.77 $45,290


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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