2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Fallers use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Fallers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,580 to $34,920 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Fallers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$39||$80,530|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$31||$64,840|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$21||$43,190|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$17||$34,920|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$14||$29,580|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Faller is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Fallers are in the states of MT, CA, WA, ID and GA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Services to Buildings and Dwellings||$37350||$17.96|
|Sawmills and Wood Preservation||$33400||$16.06|