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Head Sawyer Salary

$40,650 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$585

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Head Sawyer is $40,650 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Head Sawyer is between $30,561 and $49,005. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Head Sawyer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates head saw and feed carriage to saw logs into cants or boards: starts mechanical loader arms that place log on carriage.
  • Sets dogs and adjusts carriage blocks to align log for sawing.
  • Activates carriage that moves log against saw blade.
  • Starts saw to cut log.
  • Observes exposed face of log after first cut to determine grade and size of next cut and adjusts setting of carriage blocks.
  • Starts mechanical log turner that turns log over on carriage for subsequent cuts.
  • May change saw blades.
  • May be designated according to type of saw operated as band-head-saw operator; circular-head-saw operator.
Head Sawyer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Job family population: 52,260

Estimated population of Head Sawyer jobs: 19,907

Rate of error: 2.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$47,125
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Head Sawyer is $40,650 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Head Sawyer is between $30,561 and $49,005. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Head Sawyer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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