Salaries for loggers depend on the task in which they specialize. Fallers cut down trees using mobile felling machines and powered chainsaws. They earned a median $21.46 per hour or $44,650 per year as of May 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median salary is the midpoint, so half of fallers earned more than this amount. Fallers are among the highest-paid logger jobs.
At the other end of the salary scale are log graders. Graders inspect logs for defects, measure them for volume, and estimate their quality and value. They received $17.92 per hour or $37,280 per year in May 2019.
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