Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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 5.9 % $16.39 $34,090 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.36 $12.68 $15.90 $19.54 $22.68
Annual Wage (2) $21,540 $26,380 $33,070 $40,650 $47,170


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 1,590 1.86 $15.83 $32,930
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 380 0.19 $14.69 $30,550
Logging 190 0.37 $18.53 $38,550
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.27 $18.04 $37,520
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 150 0.02 $18.31 $38,090

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 1,590 1.86 $15.83 $32,930
Logging 190 0.37 $18.53 $38,550
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.27 $18.04 $37,520
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 380 0.19 $14.69 $30,550
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 40 0.04 $20.70 $43,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $22.24 $46,250
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 40 0.04 $20.70 $43,060
Logging 190 0.37 $18.53 $38,550
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 150 0.02 $18.31 $38,090
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.27 $18.04 $37,520


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 300 0.18 8.74 $20.08 $41,760
Wisconsin 200 0.07 3.51 $14.63 $30,430
Idaho 170 0.27 13.11 $17.19 $35,760
Washington 150 0.05 2.60 $18.53 $38,540
West Virginia 140 0.20 9.72 $15.39 $32,010




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)
Idaho 170 0.27 13.11 $17.19 $35,760
West Virginia 140 0.20 9.72 $15.39 $32,010
Oregon 300 0.18 8.74 $20.08 $41,760
Maine 80 0.14 6.81 $18.84 $39,190
Arkansas 130 0.12 5.50 $15.89 $33,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 40 0.01 0.67 $20.45 $42,530
Oregon 300 0.18 8.74 $20.08 $41,760
New York 60 0.01 0.35 $19.36 $40,270
Maine 80 0.14 6.81 $18.84 $39,190
Washington 150 0.05 2.60 $18.53 $38,540





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 110 0.85 40.35 $15.98 $33,250
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 36.97 $15.70 $32,660
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.92 91.67 $16.68 $34,690
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 16.53 $12.50 $26,000
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 47.44 $19.02 $39,550

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 90 1.92 91.67 $16.68 $34,690
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 47.44 $19.02 $39,550
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 40.35 $15.98 $33,250
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 36.97 $15.70 $32,660
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.63 29.93 $14.37 $29,890

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 24.20 $21.45 $44,620
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 47.44 $19.02 $39,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.75 $36,920
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 9.65 $16.78 $34,890
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.92 91.67 $16.68 $34,690


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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