Log Marker

Measure and mark logs or felled trees for cutting.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Log Markers do?

Measures and marks logs or felled trees for cutting into sawlogs, pulpwood, or veneer blocks: Inspects felled tree or log to determine waste. Marks cutting locations to obtain maximum yield of standard lengths, using measuring rod or tape and marking chalk or crayon. May record log dimensions.


Should I be a Log Marker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Cross Tie Maker, Landing Man, Log Raft Worker, Log Yard Manager, Pole Maker, Tree Marker

    How to become a Log Marker

    Log Markers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Log Marker-related education!
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