The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.
About 27% of loggers are self-employed.
Most jobs for loggers are in the southeastern states, the Pacific Northwest, and northern California. Other states with significant numbers of logging jobs are Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
- Logging companies
- Sawmills and planing mills
Demand for this occupation is declining. There is reduced demand for US timber due to foreign timber imports. More logging is automated, reducing the need for logging workers. New federal regulations prevent logging from taking place in protected areas.
Job prospects will be best for those who can operate heavy machinery. Job openings will occur as current workers retire or leave this occupation for other reasons.
||State-level data is not available for this CIS occupation.