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Log Graders and Scalers Salary Information

The salary statistics of log graders and scalers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of log graders and scalers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The log graders and scalers 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. Log Graders and Scalers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,590
25th Percentile Wage
$29,370
50th Percentile Wage
$37,090
75th Percentile Wage
$45,820
90th Percentile Wage
$53,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for log graders and scalers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) log graders and scalers is $53,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,590. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 125% 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 log graders and scalers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,0902.64%11.35%
201536,1101.88%-
201435,4306.66%-
201333,0700.57%-
201232,880--

Table 2. Log Graders and Scalers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of log graders and scalers in 3 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 log graders and scalers occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $45,280. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $35,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,280
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$41,430
Manufacturing
$35,530

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Log Graders and Scalers by States

From the above tables we note that not only log graders and scalers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of log graders and scalers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,450 to $46,660. The highest paying state for log graders and scalers is Washington with a median annual salary of $46,660. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $27,450. For more salary information of log graders and scalers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$46,660
Oregon
$45,840
Idaho
$42,440
Wisconsin
$41,320
Oklahoma
$39,620
Montana
$39,340
Arkansas
$37,430
Indiana
$37,380
Minnesota
$36,810
North Carolina
$36,620
Maine
$36,410
Michigan
$36,310
Alabama
$36,180
Georgia
$35,130
Mississippi
$34,770
Florida
$34,630
South Carolina
$33,510
Tennessee
$33,270
Ohio
$32,610
Pennsylvania
$30,630
Virginia
$30,570
New York
$30,160
West Virginia
$30,080
Texas
$29,710
Louisiana
$29,650
Missouri
$29,260
California
$28,260
Kentucky
$27,450


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