How Much Do Log Graders and Scalers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Log Graders and Scalers

Log Graders and Scalers grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$38940 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,910 to $30,000 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Log Graders and Scalers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,910 to $30,000 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Log Graders and Scalers 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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $26 $54,430
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $46,250
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $36,900
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $30,000
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,910

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $23 $48,560
OR $22 $45,650
ME $22 $45,090
NH $21 $43,750
CA $21 $43,300
ID $20 $42,540
NY $20 $40,890
PA $20 $40,630
SC $19 $40,320
VA $19 $40,050

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Log Grader and Scaler is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Log Graders and Scalers are in the states of WA, OR, ME, NH and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Other Support Services $47750 $22.96
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $43720 $21.02
Logging $42010 $20.20
Sawmills and Wood Preservation $39090 $18.79
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing $36560 $17.58
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $35890 $17.26

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