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What Does it Take to Be a Logging Worker?

Career Description All logging workers not listed separately.

  • Timber Cutter
  • Spudder
  • Crane Chaser
  • Road Builder
  • Cable Tender

What Kind of Logging Worker Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 4,500 jobs for Logging Worker in 2016. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Logging Worker. There will be an estimated 500 positions for Logging Worker per year.


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 salary for Logging Workers ranges between about $24,150 and $58,600 a year.


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

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Logging Workers 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

Where do Logging Workers Work?


Below are examples of industries where Logging Workers work:



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