Logging Equipment Operators

What Does A Logging Equipment Operators Do?

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

How Do I Become A Logging Equipment Operators?

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

What is the Average Salary For A Logging Equipment Operators?

High – 56,000
Median – 37,000
Low – 23,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Logging Equipment Operators?

  • Trade-related courses
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Automotive Repair
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Logging Equipment Operators?

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.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Logging Equipment Operators?

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.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada