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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Logging Equipment Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,680
25th Percentile Wage
$29,870
50th Percentile Wage
$37,490
75th Percentile Wage
$46,830
90th Percentile Wage
$56,110

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of logging equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,4903.20%10.96%
201536,2903.03%-
201435,1903.15%-
201334,0802.05%-
201233,380--

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 $41,280. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $30,440).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,280
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,050
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,210
Construction
$35,510
Manufacturing
$33,570
Wholesale Trade
$30,440

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 $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
Massachusetts
$62,920
Washington
$48,580
Idaho
$47,420
Alaska
$46,770
Vermont
$46,690
Oregon
$45,090
Oklahoma
$43,660
Montana
$42,990
California
$42,740
Arizona
$42,260
Louisiana
$40,460
South Dakota
$40,170
Arkansas
$39,420
Colorado
$39,250
Texas
$38,950
Wyoming
$37,630
Florida
$37,070
South Carolina
$37,050
New Hampshire
$36,870
Wisconsin
$36,740
Minnesota
$36,350
North Carolina
$36,080
Maine
$35,720
Georgia
$35,650
Virginia
$35,360
Maryland
$34,470
Mississippi
$34,220
Alabama
$33,910
Pennsylvania
$33,030
Tennessee
$31,750
New York
$31,220
Kentucky
$29,350
Michigan
$29,220
Missouri
$29,110
Indiana
$28,040
Ohio
$26,790
West Virginia
$26,010


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