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Forest, Conservation, and Logging Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of forest, conservation, and logging workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of forest, conservation, and logging workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of forest, conservation, and logging workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The forest, conservation, and logging workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Forest, Conservation, and Logging Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,920
25th Percentile Wage
$28,780
50th Percentile Wage
$37,460
75th Percentile Wage
$47,430
90th Percentile Wage
$58,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forest, conservation, and logging workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) forest, conservation, and logging workers is $58,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,920. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 167% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forest, conservation, and logging workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,460
2.54% 13.56%
2016
$36,510
3.73% -
2015
$35,150
2.70% -
2014
$34,200
3.36% -
2013
$33,050
2.03% -
2012
$32,380
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Table 2. Forest, Conservation, and Logging Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of forest, conservation, and logging workers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for forest, conservation, and logging workers occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $77,880. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $25,340).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$77,880
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$57,290
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,180
Utilities
$42,910
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$39,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,140
Educational Services
$36,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,550
Manufacturing
$35,540
Retail Trade
$34,230
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,280
Wholesale Trade
$31,780
Mining
$31,550
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,220
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,340

Table 3. Salaries of Forest, Conservation, and Logging Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of forest, conservation, and logging worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Logging Equipment Operators
$40,630
Fallers
$40,300
Logging Workers
$38,840
Log Graders and Scalers
$37,880
Other Logging Workers
$37,270
Forest and Conservation Workers
$31,440



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