This occupation has a high probability of automation.

79.0% probability

of automation

-7.0% growth

projected to 2026

39,100 employed

currently in the US

$38,880 annual wage

US, median ($18.69 hourly)

What they do

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

Risk of automation

This occupation is 79.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 437 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 39,100 people have this job. They earn $38,880 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $1,520,208,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $18.69.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to shrink -7.0% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 36,300 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).