The salary statistics of logging equipment operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of logging equipment operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The logging equipment operators 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for logging equipment operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) logging equipment operators is $56,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,680. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 136% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of logging equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of logging equipment operators in 6 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 logging equipment operators occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $41,280. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $30,440).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only logging equipment operators 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 logging equipment operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,010 to $62,920. The highest paying state for logging equipment operators is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $62,920. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $26,010. For more salary information of logging equipment operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |