Salary for Fallers

Also known as:  Lumberjack, Pulpwood Cutter, Timber Cutter, Timber Faller, Timber Feller

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Fallers have jobs similar to loggers. Their positions see them cutting down trees that have been marked by foresters, however. Fallers usually work in pairs, sometimes great distances from other workers in order to reduce injuries to themselves and other workers. Many of the available fallers positions are found in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Oregon and Washington. Training for fallers positions are trained on the job and need only a high school diploma to full the position. If you enjoy hard work and being outdoors, a faller position is definitely something to consider. You should be fast, strong and active as well.

A Faller will usually earn a compensation of somewhere between 24000 and 36000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Fallers will most likely earn salaries of Thirty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.

Fallers are compensated the highest in Oregon, where they get average pay of near $55240. Professionals that work in this career are compensated most highly in Public Administration, where they earn an average job salary of $49500.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.66 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Fallers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,500
Public Administration
$39,710
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,340
Construction
$37,950
Manufacturing
$33,450

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$33,450
Construction
$37,950
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,340
Public Administration
$39,710
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,500