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Logging Equipment Operators

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $20.43
Statewide median: $21.49


This career pays below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Logging Equipment Operators *

Area Low Median High
$15.65 $20.21 $24.96
$16.67 $20.43 $23.92
Northeast Minnesota
$19.65 $21.98 $24.22
Northwest Minnesota
$13.95 $16.58 $19.02
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$26.35 $28.83 $31.31

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 360 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Logging Equipment Operators most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 2,058 new Logging Equipment Operators to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Logging Equipment Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 36,900 31,800 -5,100 -13.8%
Minnesota 1,407 1,299 -108 -7.7%
  2016 2026 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 818 809 -9 -1.1%
Northwest Minnesota 502 533 31 6.2%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.