|Salary||$29,854 - $66,299|
|Bonus||$414.59 - $11,562|
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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).)
|$29,718 - $62,573|
|Hourly Rate||$13.84 - $25.49|
|Overtime||$20.53 - $38.67|
|Bonus||$414.59 - $11,562|
|Total Pay (||$29,718 - $62,573|
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.Read More...
Employers generally require that an arborist hold a bachelor's degree in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental conservation, botany, soil science, or a related field from an accredited university. Certain states may also require licensing, meaning employees must retain necessary licenses and certification status.
Experience is generally required to become an arborist, usually at least three years. If an individual has fewer than three years of experience in the field or a closely related field, they are usually required to first take on an apprenticeship before you can become a fully certified arborist. Once they are certified, they must recertify every 3 years to keep their arborist license active. Two optional additional certifications offered for arborists include master certified arborist and certified tree worker.
- Inspect trees and shrubs, identifying course of growth and necessary maintenance.
- Operate and maintain equipment and tools.
- Safely remove trees.
- Document labor, equipment usage, and state of plants.
- Trim and prune trees and shrubs, clearing debris and ensuring health of plants.
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Pay by Experience Level for Arborist
Pay by Experience for an Arborist has a positive trend. An entry-level Arborist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Arborist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Arborist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 156 salaries. An Arborist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 77 salaries.
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