The median wage for logging equipment operators in the Lake States ranged from $13.42 per hour to $15.67 in 2014. Median wages for fallers ranged from $12.76 to $22.14 per hour. This summary reflects data collected and publicly available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Across the three-state region, median wages were consistent highest in Minnesota. Other compensation and benefits beyond wages are not included. These may include transportation (e.g., truck and gas), retirement plan, paid vacation and holidays, and workers compensation. Health insurance coverage is less frequent.
For more details along with wages for comparable jobs in other sectors, please view this one-page hourly wage fact sheet.
The data were collected and compiled as part of a collaborative effort by Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, -Steven Point, and -Extension.