Salary for Log Graders and Scalers

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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 expect a wage between $25,910 and $54,430 depending on the level of experience. can get a compensation of thirty-eight thousand nine hundred and fourty dollars per year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Washington, where they can earn a compensation of close to about $48,560. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, which has an average salary rate of $47,650.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.70 percent nationwide in that time.

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Log Graders and Scalers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$47,650
Wholesale Trade
$43,720
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$42,010
Manufacturing
$38,410

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$38,410
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$42,010
Wholesale Trade
$43,720
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$47,650