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Log Graders and Scalers

Job Information

Grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume.


  • Workers spend all their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas.
  • Most jobs are physically demanding and can be hazardous.
  • Employment is projected to grow 6 percent, which is slower than the average.
  • Despite slower than average employment growth, job opportunities should be good because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation for other jobs that are less physically demanding, dangerous, and prone to layoffs.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $32,440/yr ($16.22/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma