Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
26,010 2.4 % $17.23 $35,830 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.68 $13.44 $16.92 $20.73 $23.60
Annual Wage (2) $22,220 $27,950 $35,190 $43,120 $49,090


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 21,750 42.73 $17.52 $36,430
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,220 2.50 $15.16 $31,530
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 350 0.50 $14.53 $30,230
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 320 0.16 $13.77 $28,640
Specialized Freight Trucking 260 0.06 $16.55 $34,430

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 21,750 42.73 $17.52 $36,430
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,220 2.50 $15.16 $31,530
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 350 0.50 $14.53 $30,230
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 320 0.16 $13.77 $28,640
Specialized Freight Trucking 260 0.06 $16.55 $34,430

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 (8) (8) $18.35 $38,170
Logging 21,750 42.73 $17.52 $36,430
Specialized Freight Trucking 260 0.06 $16.55 $34,430
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 230 0.01 $15.70 $32,650
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,220 2.50 $15.16 $31,530


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 2,150 1.16 6.01 $15.58 $32,400
Oregon 2,070 1.23 6.39 $20.29 $42,190
Georgia 1,970 0.50 2.57 $17.10 $35,570
Mississippi 1,850 1.69 8.78 $15.34 $31,900
Washington 1,750 0.60 3.13 $22.95 $47,730




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 1,240 2.11 10.98 $16.97 $35,300
Mississippi 1,850 1.69 8.78 $15.34 $31,900
Oregon 2,070 1.23 6.39 $20.29 $42,190
Alabama 2,150 1.16 6.01 $15.58 $32,400
Idaho 600 0.96 4.97 $23.95 $49,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 600 0.96 4.97 $23.95 $49,810
Washington 1,750 0.60 3.13 $22.95 $47,730
Oregon 2,070 1.23 6.39 $20.29 $42,190
California 1,060 0.07 0.36 $20.25 $42,110
Wyoming 40 0.15 0.79 $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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.26 1.38 $20.53 $42,710
Eugene-Springfield, OR 210 1.51 7.85 $20.02 $41,640
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 200 0.40 2.07 $14.72 $30,610
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 190 0.61 3.18 $17.48 $36,350
Salem, OR 180 1.21 6.31 $21.09 $43,860
Redding, CA 170 3.00 15.58 $20.58 $42,800
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.72 8.95 $15.19 $31,600
Jacksonville, FL 140 0.23 1.20 $19.52 $40,590
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.46 2.38 $21.08 $43,850
Bangor, ME 120 1.84 9.54 $16.38 $34,080




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)
Corvallis, OR 110 3.18 16.54 $20.58 $42,800
Redding, CA 170 3.00 15.58 $20.58 $42,800
Coeur d'Alene, ID 100 1.88 9.77 $18.32 $38,100
Bangor, ME 120 1.84 9.54 $16.38 $34,080
Pine Bluff, AR 60 1.84 9.57 $15.91 $33,100
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 1.72 8.95 $15.19 $31,600
Hattiesburg, MS 90 1.66 8.65 $14.26 $29,650
Eugene-Springfield, OR 210 1.51 7.85 $20.02 $41,640
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.24 6.45 $21.77 $45,280
Salem, OR 180 1.21 6.31 $21.09 $43,860




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)
Olympia, WA 90 0.96 5.00 $28.82 $59,950
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.28 $24.04 $50,000
Lewiston, ID-WA (8) (8) (8) $23.60 $49,090
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.21 1.08 $23.19 $48,240
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 80 0.23 1.20 $22.00 $45,770
Bellingham, WA 80 1.03 5.35 $21.97 $45,690
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.24 6.45 $21.77 $45,280
Salem, OR 180 1.21 6.31 $21.09 $43,860
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.46 2.38 $21.08 $43,850

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 770 4.22 21.95 $17.15 $35,660
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 670 9.51 49.42 $17.44 $36,270
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 630 4.81 24.97 $15.61 $32,460
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 620 6.52 33.88 $15.05 $31,300
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 610 4.62 24.02 $15.35 $31,930

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 670 9.51 49.42 $17.44 $36,270
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 580 9.40 48.84 $22.73 $47,270
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 360 8.09 42.02 (8) (8)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 510 7.43 38.61 $21.73 $45,200
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 620 6.52 33.88 $15.05 $31,300

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)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 130 2.60 13.53 $23.25 $48,370
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 580 9.40 48.84 $22.73 $47,270
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.67 8.68 $22.51 $46,810
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 510 7.43 38.61 $21.73 $45,200
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 210 3.68 19.11 $21.31 $44,320


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015