Logging Superintendent

Direct and coordinate activities of workers engaged in logging operations.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Logging Superintendents do?

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in logging operations: Reviews logging orders and inspects designated timber tract and terrain to determine methods for logging operations, size of crew, and equipment requirements. Confers with mill, company, and government forestry officials regarding methods for logging tract in order to determine safest and most efficient method. Engages personnel and directs setting up of equipment at logging site. Plans, schedules, and coordinates logging operations in accordance with production requirements and in compliance with safety laws and government regulations. Observes logging operations to detect unsafe working conditions and noncompliance of workers with safety regulations. Changes logging procedures or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions and warns or disciplines workers disregarding safety regulations. Prepares production and personnel time records for management. May negotiate contract with mill, logging company, governmental agency, or individuals to perform logging operations and be designated Logging Contractor.


Should I be a Logging Superintendent?

You should have an associate's 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

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