Logging

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Workforce
72.2k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.4
Estimated Job Growth
-2.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$40,978
Average Male Salary
$41,230
Average Female Salary
$36,137

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The top three occupations in the Logging Industry Group are Logging workers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors, and Construction equipment operators. On average, full-time employees in the Logging Industry Group work 48.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $42,723. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $22,565.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Logging Industry Group are Douglas County PUMA, OR, Southern Georgia Regional Commission (East & Central) PUMA, GA, and Logan, Polk, Franklin, Sevier, Howard & Scott Counties 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 Other managers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

72.2k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 76.4k
18%
1 Year Growth
± 11.1%

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 18%, , from 64.7k people in 2017 to 76.4k people in 2018.

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 36.6%, followed by Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 18.5% and Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers with 9.55%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Logging employs an unusually high number of Logging workers, Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, and Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Wages

Average Salary

$40,978
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,595

On average, employees in the Logging Industry Group make $40,978 per year. This number makes Logging the 204 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

0.361
WAGE GINI

Logging has a wage GINI of 0.361, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. 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 $41,230 and $36,137. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

3.78k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±1.51k
72.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
±6.61k

95.1% 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

$41,230
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,605
$36,137
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$21,867

On average, Male workers in the Logging Industry Group make 1.14 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. White
  2. American Indian
  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Logging Industry Group earn 1.05 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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