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What Does a Logging Equipment Operator Get Paid in Georgia?

What are the job responsibilities of a Logging Equipment Operator? What does an individual in this position get paid in Georgia?

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Here is the position summary for Logging Equipment Operator as found in BLR’s Salary Finder:

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.

In Georgia, the midpoint of salaries reported for the position (50th percentile) is $31,930. The 75th percentile (the rate below which 75% of salary data falls) is $38,415. The 25th percentile (the rate below which 25% of the data falls) is $25,528.

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How much should you pay a Logging Equipment Operator?

Compensation.BLR.com, a leading provider of compensation data, scores this job as nonexempt (entitled to overtime). According to Compensation.BLR.com's rate ranges, grade 6 has a minimum of $23,849. The midpoint is $31,805, and the maximum is $39,761.

How much should an employer be paying a Logging Equipment Operator in Georgia? It depends on many factors, but the most important are the experience and skills of the employee or applicant. Answer these questions: How much experience does he or she have? How highly skilled is he or she? Then, use the table below. Interpolate as necessary.

Applicant's Skills and Experience
 BeginnerCompetentExpert
Salary Survey    
National
$26,060
$31,840
$38,550
Georgia
$25,528
$31,930
$38,415
    
Rate Range (Grade 6)
National
$23,849
$31,805
$39,761
Georgia
$20,612
$27,495
$34,359
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