Salary for Logging Equipment Operators

Also known as:  Delimber Operator, Feller Buncher Operator, Feller Operator, Grapple Operator, Grapple Skidder Operator, Log Hauler, Log Processor Operator, Log Stacker Operator, Logging Crane Operator, Logging Shovel Operator

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Logging equipment operators are individuals who drive logging vehicles that are equipped with an additional accessory, such as a bulldozer blade, cable winches or a logging arch in order to load or unload, stack logs or clear brush. Most loggers work in heavily wooded areas, often in isolated areas and poor weather conditions. There is no work-experienced required to become an logging equipment operator, and a high school diploma is all that you will need to work in the field. Training is usually provided, which can last anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on the nature of the job. Jobs are physically demanding and only a hard-worker will complete the position.

A Logging Equipment Operator will normally get a pay level of $25,760 and $63,050 depending on tenure level. will normally receive an average salary of fourty-three thousand five hundred and seventy dollars per year.

have the best average pay in Alaska, where they can earn compensation, on average, of close to about $67,640. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Construction, where they can get salary pay of $52,020.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 52.34 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Logging Equipment Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Construction
$52,020
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,350
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$44,810
Wholesale Trade
$43,100
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,260
Manufacturing
$37,100

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$37,100
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,260
Wholesale Trade
$43,100
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$44,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,350
Construction
$52,020