Logging workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
41.2k
Average Age
41.2
Average Salary
$37,282
Average Male Salary
$37,831
Average Female Salary
$23,486

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 Saratoga County (Outer) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Stevens, Okanogan, Pend Oreille & Ferry Counties PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,282
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,540

In 2020, Logging workers earned an average of $37,282, $18,672 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Medical secretaries and administrative assistants make somewhat more than Logging workers while Small engine mechanics 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

0.36
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Logging workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.36, 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Logging workers, by average wage, are Support activities for agriculture & forestry, Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

41.2k
2020 Workforce
± 4,983
−4.27%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.7%

The number of people employed as Logging workers has been declining at a rate of −4.27%, from 43,045 people in 2019 to 41,206 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Logging workers employed by various industries. Logging employs the largest share of Logging workers at  68.9%, followed by Sawmills & wood preservation with 8.47% and Construction with 3.67%.

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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 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Logging workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

39.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,887
1.58k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 975

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

78.5% of Logging workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.25% 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 Sex

41.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.76
40.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.1

The median age of Logging workers is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 0.291 years older 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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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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