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Arborist Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Arborists in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.80 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Arborists. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by nearly two in five. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Arborist Salary (?
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$29,723 - $66,191
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MEDIAN: $41,752
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Arborist Salary (?
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$12.45 - $23.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,723 - $66,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,914  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $4,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,744 - $60,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $23.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $0.76  
Overtime
$19.23 - $32.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,914  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,744 - $60,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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Job Description for Arborist

An arborist is responsible for trimming, hedging, and removing trees within their area of supervision. These duties are performed through the use of hand-powered tools, electric-powered tools, and (often) with their bare hands. Arborists should ideally have a natural "green thumb" and strive to keep trees active, healthy, and thriving. They also plant trees and perform general landscaping duties. They take part in designing park and other venue layouts with planted trees.
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Arborist Tasks
  • Document labor, equipment usage, and state of plants.
  • Trim and prune trees and shrubs, clearing debris and ensuring health of plants.
  • Safely remove trees.
  • Inspect trees and shrubs, identifying course of growth and necessary maintenance.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and tools.

Arborist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Arborist

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Asplundh Tree Expert Company offers the lowest median salary at $36K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $23K and $52K.

Pay by Experience Level for Arborist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Arborists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Denver
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$39,000
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For Arborists, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Arborists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+6 percent) and Philadelphia (+4 percent).
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Experience Affects Arborist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$39,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 37%