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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Log Graders and Scalers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,860
25th Percentile Wage
$29,900
50th Percentile Wage
$37,880
75th Percentile Wage
$46,480
90th Percentile Wage
$53,330

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 $53,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,860. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 114% 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 log graders and scalers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,880
2.09% 13.20%
2016
$37,090
2.64% -
2015
$36,110
1.88% -
2014
$35,430
6.66% -
2013
$33,070
0.57% -
2012
$32,880
- -

Table 2. Log Graders and Scalers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of log graders and scalers in 5 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 $40,890. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $36,660).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,790
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,380
Wholesale Trade
$37,630
Manufacturing
$36,660

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 $27,070 to $47,340. The highest paying state for log graders and scalers is Washington with a median annual salary of $47,340. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $27,070. 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
$47,340
Oregon
$45,050
Idaho
$43,560
Wisconsin
$42,280
California
$41,300
Montana
$40,950
Mississippi
$40,870
Oklahoma
$39,620
Alabama
$38,880
Michigan
$38,670
North Carolina
$38,340
Arkansas
$37,620
South Carolina
$37,160
New York
$37,060
Indiana
$36,880
Minnesota
$36,810
Maine
$36,550
Vermont
$35,720
South Dakota
$35,440
New Hampshire
$35,320
Georgia
$35,270
Pennsylvania
$34,260
Tennessee
$34,150
Virginia
$32,750
Ohio
$32,460
West Virginia
$30,990
Louisiana
$30,730
Texas
$29,710
Florida
$29,540
Missouri
$29,260
Maryland
$27,100
Kentucky
$27,070



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