Log Sorter

Sort logs in booms.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Log Sorters do?

Sorts logs in boom according to species, size, and owners’ markings: Separates logs, floats them into designated bays with pike pole, and closes bay with chain or cable. Opens bay and maneuvers logs into designated rafting or mill storage area. May unload logs from railroad cars and log trucks. May operate motorboat to move logs. May assemble log rafts [RAFTER]. May brand logs with owners’ markings [LOG MARKER].

Should I be a Log Sorter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Carriage Setter, Grab Setter, Limber, Log Cutter, Log Deckman, Log Driver, Log Getter, Log Skidder, Log Tumbler See More

    How to become a Log Sorter

    Log Sorters 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 Sorter-related education!
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