Career Details

Logging Equipment Operator

Career Overview

Logging equipment operators may use heavy equipment to load logs onto trains or trucks.

Education

A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain these positions. Applicants should also be in good physical condition.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$23,000 /yr
$37,000 /yr
$56,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
  • Automotive Repair
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Because of the seasonal nature of the work, and the need for operators to leave home for extended periods, employers sometimes have recruiting difficulties.

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Work Environment

Logging equipment operators typically work for foresters, the government, and public and private parks. This job can be physically demanding, and it will require working outdoors.

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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