2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Logging Equipment Operators drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Includes operating stand-alone logging machines, such as log chippers.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Logging Equipment Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,760 to $33,080 per year or $12 to $16 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 Logging Equipment Operators 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%)||$30||$63,050|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$25||$52,780|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$21||$43,210|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$16||$33,080|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$12||$25,760|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Logging Equipment Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Logging Equipment Operators are in the states of AK, AZ, ID, WA and CA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$52020||$25.01|
|Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing||$46660||$22.43|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods||$42460||$20.41|
|Services to Buildings and Dwellings||$38940||$18.72|
|Sawmills and Wood Preservation||$36720||$17.65|
|Other Wood Product Manufacturing||$32820||$15.78|