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Life As a Logging Worker

Career Description All logging workers not listed separately.

Types of Logging Worker

  • Timbering
  • Log Handler
  • Deckhand
  • Grab Jack Man
  • Prop Cutter

Job Demand for Logging Workers

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 4,500 jobs in the United States for Logging Worker. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Logging Worker. The BLS estimates 500 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Logging Worker are Oregon, Alaska, and Arizona. Watch out if you plan on working in Georgia, Connecticut, or Idaho. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Logging Worker Salary

The typical yearly salary for Logging Workers is somewhere between $24,150 and $58,600.


Logging Workers who work in Idaho, Washington, or California, make the highest salaries.

How much do Logging Workers make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $33,550
Arkansas $33,690
California $48,260
Georgia $36,650
Idaho $58,230
Louisiana $29,200
Michigan $53,160
New York $28,920
Ohio $32,500
Oregon $41,930
South Carolina $52,860
Tennessee $27,310
Texas $25,730
Vermont $23,860
Washington $48,000

Who Employs Logging Workers?


The table below shows the approximate number of Logging Workers employed by various industries.



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