The median annual wage for logging workers was $36,210 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,800, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $54,410.
Median annual wages for logging workers in May 2015 were as follows:
Logging equipment operators
Log graders and scalers
Logging workers, all other
Workers sometimes commute long distances between their homes and logging sites. In more densely populated states, commuting distances are shorter. Logging work is often seasonal, and workers can find more employment opportunities during the warmer months because snow and cold weather adversely affect working conditions.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Forest, conservation, and logging workers
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics