SOC Code 45-4022 - Logging Equipment Operators

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Drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Includes operating stand-alone logging machines, such as log chippers.


SOC Code 45-4022 - Logging Equipment Operators is a a final level code of the “Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 26,030 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $20.22 and average Annual Wage of $42,060.


Logging truck drivers are included in "Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers" (53-3032).

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Occupation Examples

  • Delimber Operator
  • Feller Buncher Operator
  • Feller Operator
  • Grapple Operator
  • Grapple Skidder Operator
  • Log Hauler
  • Log Processor Operator
  • Log Stacker Operator
  • Logging Crane Operator
  • Logging Shovel Operator
  • Logging Tractor Operator
  • Lumber Stacker Operator
  • Timber Harvester Operator
  • Tree-Shear Operator

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