Logging workers do a variety of tasks while harvesting timber. Some of these include sawing, operating machines, separating logs by species, grading logs and loading logs onto waiting trucks.

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Usually a high school diploma or equivalent is required. On-the-job training will usually be provided. 

earning potential

  • Average Annual Salary: $33,086
  • Average Hourly Rate: $16/hour


  • Perform all work safely 
  • Maintain proper saws, tools and accessories in good repair before starting assignments
  • Report all saw accidents and near misses
  • Maintain sawyer training and certifications
  • Know and be certified in first aid and CPR

This job is right for you if...

  • You are physically fit and healthy
  • You are a team player and communicate effectively
  • You want to work outdoors
  • You have prior experience with a chainsaw 


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