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 can expect salaries of around 24000 - 36000 depending on seniority. Logging Equipment Operators usually receive a salary of Thirty Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars per year.

Logging Equipment Operators make the greatest compensation in Washington, where they can receive job pay of approximating $43300. People working these jobs can receive the best compensation in Construction, where they can get normal pay levels of $46160.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.82 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Logging Equipment Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $46,160
Construction $34,190
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $33,680
Manufacturing $31,980
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $31,970
Transportation and Warehousing $29,640
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $29,640
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $31,970
Manufacturing $31,980
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $33,680
Construction $34,190
Wholesale Trade $46,160
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