Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
2,810 6.3 % $16.11 $33,500 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.07 $12.31 $15.60 $19.13 $22.78
Annual Wage (2) $20,960 $25,610 $32,440 $39,790 $47,390


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 1,510 1.81 $15.42 $32,070
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 290 0.15 $14.06 $29,250
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 280 0.45 $17.39 $36,180
Logging 270 0.55 $16.68 $34,700
Other Support Services 100 0.04 $20.01 $41,620

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 1,510 1.81 $15.42 $32,070
Logging 270 0.55 $16.68 $34,700
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 280 0.45 $17.39 $36,180
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 290 0.15 $14.06 $29,250
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.07 $20.46 $42,560

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 80 0.07 $20.46 $42,560
Other Support Services 100 0.04 $20.01 $41,620
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 280 0.45 $17.39 $36,180
Logging 270 0.55 $16.68 $34,700
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,510 1.81 $15.42 $32,070


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)
Oregon 260 0.16 7.49 $21.07 $43,830
Kentucky 160 0.09 4.22 $10.78 $22,420
Georgia 150 0.04 1.81 $13.88 $28,880
Mississippi 140 0.13 6.08 $16.29 $33,890
Arkansas 130 0.11 5.24 $14.96 $31,110




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)
Oregon 260 0.16 7.49 $21.07 $43,830
Mississippi 140 0.13 6.08 $16.29 $33,890
West Virginia 80 0.12 5.39 $16.79 $34,920
Montana 50 0.12 5.55 $16.29 $33,880
Arkansas 130 0.11 5.24 $14.96 $31,110




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 2.16 $22.48 $46,750
Oregon 260 0.16 7.49 $21.07 $43,830
New York 50 0.01 0.27 $19.57 $40,710
Michigan 110 0.03 1.34 $18.00 $37,450
Pennsylvania 130 0.02 1.03 $17.08 $35,530





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)
Longview, WA 40 1.16 52.95 $24.42 $50,790




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 40 1.16 52.95 $24.42 $50,790




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)
Longview, WA 40 1.16 52.95 $24.42 $50,790

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 25.26 $12.70 $26,430
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 32.39 $15.63 $32,510
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 26.61 $16.83 $35,010
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 21.78 $18.21 $37,880
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 19.08 $17.75 $36,930

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 90 0.71 32.39 $15.63 $32,510
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 28.39 $22.26 $46,310
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 26.61 $16.83 $35,010
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 25.21 $15.45 $32,130
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 25.26 $12.70 $26,430

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 40 0.62 28.39 $22.26 $46,310
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,140
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 10.33 $18.32 $38,110
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 21.78 $18.21 $37,880
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 19.08 $17.75 $36,930


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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