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Log Chipper Operator Salary
in Raleigh, North Carolina

$27,929 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$330

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 12, 2019

The average pay for a Log Chipper Operator is $27,929 a year and $13 an hour in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Log Chipper Operator is between $21,764 and $32,874. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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 trailer-mounted grapple-loader and chipping machine to reduce logs and logging waste to wood chips: controls loading boom and power-grapple attachment to pick up logs and place them on feed conveyor.
  • Adjusts speed and opening of feed rolls according to log diameter, and activates feed rolls that pushes log through chipper unit.
  • Monitors gauges and adjusts speed and opening of feed rolls to prevent equipment strain.
  • Replaces defective chipping knives, using wrenches and feeler gauges.
  • May control opening of debarking spuds (tined rotating drums) that remove bark from log before chipping.
Log Chipper Operator Job Prevalence in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job family: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Job family population: 78,980

Estimated population of Log Chipper Operator jobs: 847

Rate of error: 2.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$32,378
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Log Chipper Operator is $27,929 a year and $13 an hour in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The average salary range for a Log Chipper Operator is between $21,764 and $32,874. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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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