Logging

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Workforce
72.2k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.7
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Estimated Job Growth
-2.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$41,512
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Average Male Salary
$42,049
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Average Female Salary
$35,176
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The top three occupations in the Logging Industry Group are Logging workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, and Construction equipment operators. On average, full-time employees in the Logging Industry Group work 48.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $44,297. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,851.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Logging Industry Group are Douglas County PUMA, OR, Columbia, Lincoln, Clatsop & Tillamook Counties PUMA, OR, and Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Logging.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Logging Industry Group. Logging workers are the most common position, but the Logging Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Logging workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Logging goes to Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
-12.4%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 11.3k people employed in the Logging industry. This represents a -12.4% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Logging over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

72.2k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 79.4k
3.91%
1 Year Growth
± 12%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 72.2k people employed in the Logging Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Logging Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 3.91%, , from 76.4k people in 2018 to 79.4k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Logging by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Logging workers represent the largest share of positions held in Logging at 39.8%, followed by Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 15.3% and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors with 9.32%.

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Wages

Average Salary

$41,512
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,948

On average, employees in the Logging Industry Group make $41,512 per year. This number makes Logging the 201 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Logging Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.351
WAGE GINI

Logging has a wage GINI of 0.351, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Logging (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Logging Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Logging Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Logging Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Logging Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $42,049 and $35,176. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

6.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±1.93k
73.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
±6.64k

92.2% of workers in the Logging Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$42,049
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,121
$35,176
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$7,987

On average, Male workers in the Logging Industry Group make 1.2 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Logging Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Two or More Races
  2. White
  3. American Indian

On average, Two or More Races employees in the Logging Industry Group earn 1.49 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Logging Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Logging Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Logging Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Logging Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Logging Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Logging is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Logging Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Logging Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the logging industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The logging industry has a lower projected workforce growth at -2.4%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (0.5%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

-2.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the logging industry.

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Output Growth

0.5%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the logging industry.

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