Information About Logging Equipment Operators

Training Requirements for Logging Equipment Operators

Logging equipment operators need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Logging equipment operators
Training for Logging Equipment Operators
Percent
Less than High School 31.7
High School 47.2
Some College 12.4
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 3.8
Masters Degree 1.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment outlook for Logging Equipment Operators

Represents about 37,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 less logging equipment operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, logging equipment operators make $18.69 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Logging equipment operators $11.38 $14.36 $18.03 $22.52 $26.98
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $9.32 $10.01 $11.30 $14.87 $20.60
Forest, conservation, and logging workers $10.25 $13.55 $17.55 $22.23 $27.37
Logging workers $11.44 $14.48 $18.07 $22.68 $27.93
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, logging equipment operators make $38,880 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Logging equipment operators $23,680 $29,870 $37,490 $46,830 $56,110
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $19,380 $20,810 $23,510 $30,930 $42,860
Forest, conservation, and logging workers $21,330 $28,180 $36,510 $46,240 $56,930
Logging workers $23,790 $30,120 $37,590 $47,180 $58,080
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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