Logging workers

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2019 Workforce
42.8k
Average Age
41.2
Average Salary
$35,530
Average Male Salary
$35,883
Average Female Salary
$18,830

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 Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products . Logging workers are paid most in Southern Georgia Regional Commission (East & Central) PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Columbia, Lincoln, Clatsop & Tillamook Counties PUMA, OR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,530
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,854

In 2019, Logging workers earned an average of $35,530, $19,994 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Food processing workers, all other make somewhat more than Logging workers while Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders 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

0.325
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Logging workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.325, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 Construction.

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Industries by Share

42.8k
2019 Workforce
± 5,077
7.94%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.9%

The number of people employed as Logging workers has been growing at a rate of 7.94%, from 39,624 people in 2018 to 42,772 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Logging workers employed by various industries. Logging employs the largest share of Logging workers at  73.8%, followed by Sawmills & wood preservation with 6.27% and Construction with 4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Logging workers in the US. The average age of male Logging workers in the workforce is 41.1 and of female Logging workers is 45, and the most common race/ethnicity for Logging workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

41.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,024
885
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 730

97.9% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

80.6% of Logging workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.84% of Logging workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.77
45
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.31

The median age of Logging workers is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 3.95 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 Natural Resources & Conservation 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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