Logging workers

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Total Workforce

39.6k

Average Age

39.9

Average Salary

$33,379

Average Male Salary

$33,637

Average Female Salary

$23,526

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Logging workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Logging is the industry that employs the most Logging workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Logging workers, by average wage, is Support activities for agriculture & forestry. Logging workers are paid most in Southern Georgia Regional Commission (East & Central) PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Summers, Monroe & Pocahontas Counties PUMA, WV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,379

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,397

In 2018, Logging workers earned an average of $33,379, $20,509 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Fence erectors make somewhat more than Logging workers while Customer service representatives make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Logging workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.309

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Logging workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.309, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Logging workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Logging workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Logging workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Logging workers, by number of employees, are Logging, Sawmills & wood preservation, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

39.6k

2018 Workforce

± 4,886

-8.32%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.6%

The number of people employed as Logging workers has been declining at a rate of -8.32%, from 43,218 people in 2017 to 39,624 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Logging workers employed by various industries. Logging employs the largest share of Logging workers at  70.6%, followed by Sawmills & wood preservation with 9.25% and Construction with 4.55%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Logging workers in the US. The average age of male Logging workers in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Logging workers is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Logging workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

38.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,824

1.01k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 781

97.4% of Logging workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Logging workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Logging workers

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

78.6% of Logging workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.1% of Logging workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Logging workers.

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Age by Gender

39.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.76

40.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 9.8

The median age of Logging workers is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 1.08 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Logging workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Logging workers is Natural Resources & Conservation but a relatively high number of Logging workers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Logging workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Logging workers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Logging workers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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