Training Requirements for Logging Equipment Operators

Logging equipment operators need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees 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

This represents about 37,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Logging Equipment Operators

Hourly Income

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

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.

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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