Logging workers

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Total Workforce

43.2k

Average Age

41.2

Estimated Job Growth

-12.5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$37,506

Average Male Salary

$38,073

Average Female Salary

$23,133

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Logging workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Logging is the industry that employs the most Logging workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Logging workers, by average wage, is Support activities for agriculture & forestry. Logging workers are paid most in Southern Georgia Regional Commission (East & Central) PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Howell, Texas, Wright, Douglas, Oregon, Ozark & Shannon Counties PUMA, MO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,506

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,978

In 2017, Logging workers earned an average of $37,506, $14,559 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Shoe & leather workers make somewhat more than Logging workers while Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Logging workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.411

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Logging workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.411, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Logging workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Logging workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Logging workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Logging workers, by number of employees, are Logging, Sawmills & wood preservation, and Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Logging workers, by average wage, are Support activities for agriculture & forestry, Logging, and Sawmills & wood preservation.

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Industries by Share

43.2k

2017 Workforce

± 5,103

-5.48%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 17.4%

The number of people employed as Logging workers has been declining at a rate of -5.48%, from 45,726 people in 2016 to 43,218 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Logging workers employed by various industries. Logging employs the largest share of Logging workers at  67.8%, followed by Sawmills & wood preservation with 9.23% and Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 2.98%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Logging workers in the US. The average age of male Logging workers in the workforce is 41.2 and of female Logging workers is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Logging workers is White.

Gender Composition

41.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,005

1.64k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 994

96.2% of Logging workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Logging workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Logging workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. American Indian

90% of Logging workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.28% of Logging workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Logging workers.

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Age by Gender

41.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.72

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 7.45

The median age of Logging workers is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 0.828 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Logging workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Logging workers is Business but a relatively high number of Logging workers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Logging workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Logging workers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Logging workers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Logging workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Logging workers are expected to see a growth of -12.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-12.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Logging workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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