Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
23,240 2.9 % $16.41 $34,130 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.15 $12.71 $16.05 $19.60 $22.82
Annual Wage (2) $21,110 $26,440 $33,380 $40,770 $47,460


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 19,210 39.27 $16.74 $34,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,280 2.73 $14.08 $29,300
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 480 0.77 $14.79 $30,760
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 350 0.18 $13.02 $27,080
Specialized Freight Trucking 230 0.06 $15.72 $32,700

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 19,210 39.27 $16.74 $34,810
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,280 2.73 $14.08 $29,300
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 480 0.77 $14.79 $30,760
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 350 0.18 $13.02 $27,080
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 0.10 $23.67 $49,240

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 $23.67 $49,240
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.02 $23.44 $48,750
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 50 0.01 $20.88 $43,420
Logging 19,210 39.27 $16.74 $34,810
Specialized Freight Trucking 230 0.06 $15.72 $32,700


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)
Georgia 2,270 0.59 3.33 $15.70 $32,660
Alabama 1,990 1.09 6.10 $16.00 $33,280
Oregon 1,900 1.18 6.62 $19.43 $40,420
Washington 1,500 0.54 3.04 $21.39 $44,490
Mississippi 1,460 1.35 7.55 $16.39 $34,100




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 1,090 1.88 10.55 $15.48 $32,200
Mississippi 1,460 1.35 7.55 $16.39 $34,100
Oregon 1,900 1.18 6.62 $19.43 $40,420
Idaho 650 1.09 6.11 $21.83 $45,400
Alabama 1,990 1.09 6.10 $16.00 $33,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.07 $24.99 $51,970
Idaho 650 1.09 6.11 $21.83 $45,400
Alaska 70 0.20 1.15 $21.47 $44,660
Washington 1,500 0.54 3.04 $21.39 $44,490
California 820 0.06 0.32 $19.86 $41,310





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.29 1.65 $19.57 $40,700
Eugene-Springfield, OR 260 1.92 10.79 $19.38 $40,320
Redding, CA 220 3.80 21.29 $18.91 $39,330
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 200 0.41 2.29 $19.56 $40,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 190 0.08 0.46 $16.52 $34,360
Florence, SC 140 1.81 10.15 $11.55 $24,020
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 140 0.71 3.99 $17.46 $36,310
Richmond, VA 140 0.23 1.30 $14.86 $30,910
Bellingham, WA 120 1.64 9.18 $21.00 $43,670
Missoula, MT 110 2.05 11.50 $15.46 $32,150




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)
Redding, CA 220 3.80 21.29 $18.91 $39,330
Lewiston, ID-WA 70 3.13 17.54 $32.05 $66,660
Longview, WA 100 2.99 16.78 $20.80 $43,260
Corvallis, OR 80 2.26 12.69 $19.47 $40,490
Pine Bluff, AR 70 2.06 11.56 $14.84 $30,870
Missoula, MT 110 2.05 11.50 $15.46 $32,150
Eugene-Springfield, OR 260 1.92 10.79 $19.38 $40,320
Coeur d'Alene, ID 90 1.84 10.30 $19.97 $41,540
Florence, SC 140 1.81 10.15 $11.55 $24,020
Bellingham, WA 120 1.64 9.18 $21.00 $43,670




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 70 3.13 17.54 $32.05 $66,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.34 $27.40 $57,000
Olympia, WA 40 0.45 2.53 $24.40 $50,760
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 50 0.75 4.22 $22.71 $47,240
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.93 $45,620
Bellingham, WA 120 1.64 9.18 $21.00 $43,670
Longview, WA 100 2.99 16.78 $20.80 $43,260
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 70 1.61 9.02 $20.48 $42,610
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $20.38 $42,400
Medford, OR 80 1.13 6.34 $20.32 $42,270

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 800 4.41 24.72 $15.89 $33,060
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 630 4.95 27.76 $16.12 $33,530
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 600 4.83 27.06 $16.40 $34,120
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 560 7.76 43.52 $14.74 $30,670
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 520 5.47 30.65 $18.33 $38,120

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 410 9.12 51.11 $20.50 $42,640
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 560 7.76 43.52 $14.74 $30,670
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 420 6.82 38.23 $21.00 $43,680
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 520 5.47 30.65 $18.33 $38,120
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 420 5.29 29.64 $15.31 $31,850

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.79 10.06 $23.66 $49,220
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 7.19 $23.56 $49,010
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 220 4.64 26.03 $21.46 $44,630
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 420 6.82 38.23 $21.00 $43,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.97 $43,620


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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