Logging Industry Workers

Logging industry workers harvest trees and cut them into logs to be used for commercial purposes. From areas that foresters have selected for harvesting, loggers determine the quantity to be harvested and cut the trees. They load logs into trucks or trains, which transport the wood to sawmills and other factories, where it is processed into lumber, pulp, paper, and other wood products. Approximately 66,100 logging industry workers are employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Skills
  • Building/Trades
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Hands On
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Required