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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,330
25th Percentile Wage
$28,180
50th Percentile Wage
$36,510
75th Percentile Wage
$46,240
90th Percentile Wage
$56,930

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 $56,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,330. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 166% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of forest, conservation, and logging workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,5103.73%11.31%
201535,1502.70%-
201434,2003.36%-
201333,0502.03%-
201232,380--

Table 2. Forest, Conservation, and Logging Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of forest, conservation, and logging workers in 13 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 $60,950. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $25,010).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$60,950
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,600
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,320
Educational Services
$36,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,650
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,400
Wholesale Trade
$34,840
Manufacturing
$34,720
Retail Trade
$34,230
Mining
$31,550
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,210
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,010

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
Other Logging Workers
$38,950
Logging Workers
$37,590
Logging Equipment Operators
$37,490
Fallers
$37,370
Log Graders and Scalers
$37,090
Forest and Conservation Workers
$26,940


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