Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
22,470 2.9 % $16.40 $34,110 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.17 $12.82 $16.03 $19.34 $22.79
Annual Wage (2) $21,150 $26,660 $33,340 $40,220 $47,410


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 18,880 38.85 $16.67 $34,670
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,110 2.52 $14.20 $29,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 330 0.52 $16.42 $34,150
Specialized Freight Trucking 210 0.05 $14.51 $30,190
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 0.10 $22.90 $47,640

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 18,880 38.85 $16.67 $34,670
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,110 2.52 $14.20 $29,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 330 0.52 $16.42 $34,150
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 0.10 $22.90 $47,640
Specialized Freight Trucking 210 0.05 $14.51 $30,190

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 110 0.10 $22.90 $47,640
Logging 18,880 38.85 $16.67 $34,670
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 330 0.52 $16.42 $34,150
Employment Services 70 (7) $15.25 $31,720
Specialized Freight Trucking 210 0.05 $14.51 $30,190


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)
Alabama 2,360 1.30 7.43 $16.34 $33,980
Georgia 2,160 0.57 3.26 $15.58 $32,410
Oregon 2,010 1.27 7.23 $19.24 $40,010
North Carolina 1,410 0.37 2.11 $13.99 $29,090
Washington 1,370 0.50 2.87 $21.14 $43,980




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 1,020 1.77 10.11 $14.52 $30,190
Alabama 2,360 1.30 7.43 $16.34 $33,980
Oregon 2,010 1.27 7.23 $19.24 $40,010
Mississippi 1,260 1.18 6.71 $16.83 $35,010
Idaho 460 0.77 4.42 $23.02 $47,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 460 0.77 4.42 $23.02 $47,880
Washington 1,370 0.50 2.87 $21.14 $43,980
Alaska 40 0.13 0.75 $20.11 $41,830
California 650 0.05 0.27 $19.40 $40,340
Oregon 2,010 1.27 7.23 $19.24 $40,010





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)
Eugene-Springfield, OR 270 2.01 11.46 $19.21 $39,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.27 1.55 $20.39 $42,410
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 220 0.47 2.69 $19.31 $40,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 220 0.10 0.55 $16.46 $34,230
Redding, CA 180 3.19 18.23 $18.04 $37,520
Longview, WA 140 4.21 24.06 $19.60 $40,760
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 140 0.68 3.88 $16.87 $35,080
Missoula, MT 120 2.27 12.95 $14.36 $29,870
Bellingham, WA 120 1.62 9.22 $20.32 $42,280
Macon, GA 110 1.20 6.83 $14.11 $29,350




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)
Longview, WA 140 4.21 24.06 $19.60 $40,760
Lewiston, ID-WA 90 3.66 20.89 $29.95 $62,300
Redding, CA 180 3.19 18.23 $18.04 $37,520
Corvallis, OR 80 2.28 12.99 $18.37 $38,210
Missoula, MT 120 2.27 12.95 $14.36 $29,870
Pine Bluff, AR 80 2.15 12.28 $15.51 $32,270
Eugene-Springfield, OR 270 2.01 11.46 $19.21 $39,960
Valdosta, GA 90 1.84 10.53 $17.13 $35,630
Brunswick, GA 70 1.77 10.11 $13.03 $27,110
Bellingham, WA 120 1.62 9.22 $20.32 $42,280




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 90 3.66 20.89 $29.95 $62,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.26 $60,860
Olympia, WA 40 0.38 2.14 $26.66 $55,450
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.66 3.78 $23.43 $48,740
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.12 0.69 $22.60 $47,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.27 1.55 $20.39 $42,410
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.98 5.60 $20.39 $42,400
Bellingham, WA 120 1.62 9.22 $20.32 $42,280
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $20.11 $41,830
Longview, WA 140 4.21 24.06 $19.60 $40,760

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 770 6.13 35.00 $17.23 $35,830
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 640 3.50 19.97 $16.59 $34,500
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 510 4.07 23.25 $15.89 $33,060
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 510 6.95 39.68 $13.85 $28,820
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 500 5.25 29.97 $17.05 $35,460

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 510 6.95 39.68 $13.85 $28,820
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 420 6.77 38.65 $21.12 $43,940
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 770 6.13 35.00 $17.23 $35,830
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 280 6.12 34.96 $21.56 $44,850
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 470 5.76 32.90 $15.19 $31,590

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.02 $54,120
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.27 $46,330
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 280 6.12 34.96 $21.56 $44,850
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 420 6.77 38.65 $21.12 $43,940
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 2.26 12.92 $20.74 $43,140


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.

(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 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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