Salary for Log Graders and Scalers

Also known as:  Log Check Scaler, Log Grader, Log Scaler, Log Sorter, Timber Estimator, Veneer Grader

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Log graders and Scalers make the most money in Washington, but the US average salary isn't far behind. Log Graders and Scalers have an important job grading logs or estimating the market content value of pulpwood or logs in a log deck, millpond or a sorting yard. Mathematics, clerical, product and processing and management skills are all qualities needed to work as a log grader and scaler. At least two years combined on-the-job training and formal education is needed. Many apprenticeships programs are available to fulfill this need.

A Log Grader or Scaler can get a compensation in a range of 24000 to 36000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Log Graders and Scalers can get an average pay level of Thirty Four Thousand Three Hundred dollars every year.

Log Graders and Scalers make the most money in Washington, where they can get a compensation of close to $47550. Professionals that work in this career have the highest salaries in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, which has normal pay levels of $42010.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.78 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Log Graders and Scalers tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,010
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $35,460
Wholesale Trade $35,250
Manufacturing $33,990
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $33,990
Wholesale Trade $35,250
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $35,460
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,010
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