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Skidder Operator Salary

$36,586 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Skidder Operator is $36,586 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Skidder Operator is between $27,766 and $43,845. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Drives straight or articulated tractor equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, and crane boom, to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush.
  • Gives or receives signals from coworkers regarding moving logs.
  • May build or repair logging and skid roads.
  • May drive logging tractor equipped with crawler treads.
  • May saw felled trees into lengths bucker.
  • May be designated according to accessory equipment operated as logging-arch operator; logging-tractor operator, swamp; log-stacker operator; skid-grapple operator; skidder operator (forestry; logging).
Skidder Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Logging Equipment Operators

Job family population: 26,010

Estimated population of Skidder Operator jobs: 12,288

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

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