Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,780 6.1 % $17.54 $36,480 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.30 $13.68 $17.03 $20.86 $23.78
Annual Wage (2) $23,500 $28,460 $35,430 $43,390 $49,470


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 1,580 1.78 $17.06 $35,490
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 370 0.18 $15.64 $32,520
Logging 200 0.40 $16.21 $33,720
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 160 0.23 $19.22 $39,970
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $22.09 $45,940

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 1,580 1.78 $17.06 $35,490
Logging 200 0.40 $16.21 $33,720
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 160 0.23 $19.22 $39,970
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 370 0.18 $15.64 $32,520
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $22.09 $45,940

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 40 0.03 $22.58 $46,960
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $22.09 $45,940
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 160 0.23 $19.22 $39,970
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,580 1.78 $17.06 $35,490
Logging 200 0.40 $16.21 $33,720


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 360 0.22 10.54 $21.47 $44,660
West Virginia 210 0.29 14.14 $16.16 $33,610
Washington 180 0.06 3.00 $18.41 $38,300
Arkansas 160 0.14 6.91 $16.75 $34,840
Idaho 140 0.22 10.54 $17.48 $36,350




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)
West Virginia 210 0.29 14.14 $16.16 $33,610
Oregon 360 0.22 10.54 $21.47 $44,660
Idaho 140 0.22 10.54 $17.48 $36,350
Arkansas 160 0.14 6.91 $16.75 $34,840
Maine 80 0.13 6.28 $18.93 $39,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 360 0.22 10.54 $21.47 $44,660
Indiana 40 0.01 0.64 $21.33 $44,360
Maine 80 0.13 6.28 $18.93 $39,370
Washington 180 0.06 3.00 $18.41 $38,300
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $18.30 $38,060





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 40 0.29 14.17 $21.30 $44,300
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.11 5.51 $18.51 $38,500




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)
Eugene-Springfield, OR 40 0.29 14.17 $21.30 $44,300
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.11 5.51 $18.51 $38,500




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $22.80 $47,410
Eugene-Springfield, OR 40 0.29 14.17 $21.30 $44,300
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.11 5.51 $18.51 $38,500
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $15.87 $33,010

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 120 0.96 46.60 $17.30 $35,980
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 44.70 $16.84 $35,020
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 2.21 107.38 $16.99 $35,340
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 42.03 $21.04 $43,760
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 25.97 $15.05 $31,300

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 100 2.21 107.38 $16.99 $35,340
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 48.23 $17.49 $36,380
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 46.60 $17.30 $35,980
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 44.70 $16.84 $35,020
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 42.03 $21.04 $43,760

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 & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 42.03 $21.04 $43,760
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.55 $38,570
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.49 $38,450
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 38.66 $18.15 $37,750
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 9.35 $17.87 $37,170


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