Information About Logging Equipment Operators

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Training

Logging equipment operators need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Logging equipment operators
Training for Logging Equipment Operators
Percent
Less than High School 35.8
High School 45.9
Some College 11.2
Associates Degree 3.6
Bachelors Degree 2.6
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 41,000 people in the United States- 31.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more logging equipment operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 14,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, logging equipment operators make $16.40 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Logging equipment operators $10.10 $12.80 $16.00 $19.30 $22.70
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $8.23 $8.66 $9.36 $12.90 $18.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, logging equipment operators make $34,110 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Logging equipment operators $21,150 $26,660 $33,340 $40,220 $47,410
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $17,120 $18,020 $19,460 $27,000 $38,740
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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