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Logging Equipment Operator Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Logging Equipment Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,160
25th Percentile Wage
$30,480
50th Percentile Wage
$38,390
75th Percentile Wage
$48,030
90th Percentile Wage
$57,800

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 $57,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,160. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 139% 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 logging equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,390
2.34% 13.05%
2016
$37,490
3.20% -
2015
$36,290
3.03% -
2014
$35,190
3.15% -
2013
$34,080
2.05% -
2012
$33,380
- -

Table 2. Logging Equipment Operator Salary by Industry Sector

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 $43,790. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $27,380).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,790
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$39,040
Construction
$35,510
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,720
Manufacturing
$34,620
Wholesale Trade
$27,380

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Logging Equipment Operators by States

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 $29,470 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 Ohio with a median annual salary of $29,470. For more salary information of logging equipment operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$62,920
Idaho
$49,880
Washington
$49,520
Alaska
$46,770
Oregon
$46,670
California
$46,660
Arizona
$44,600
Montana
$43,440
Colorado
$42,630
Wyoming
$42,130
Minnesota
$40,210
Florida
$39,000
Vermont
$38,830
Pennsylvania
$38,810
South Carolina
$38,640
Arkansas
$38,510
North Carolina
$38,390
New York
$38,340
South Dakota
$38,250
Iowa
$38,170
New Hampshire
$38,030
Virginia
$37,960
Louisiana
$37,830
Oklahoma
$37,140
Georgia
$36,910
Maryland
$36,740
Wisconsin
$36,060
Maine
$35,780
Texas
$35,090
Mississippi
$34,980
Alabama
$34,760
Missouri
$33,950
Tennessee
$30,600
Indiana
$30,320
West Virginia
$30,010
Michigan
$29,900
Kentucky
$29,690
Ohio
$29,470



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