Arborist Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Arborist is $17.05 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Arborist Total Pay (?
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$29,581 - $68,161
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MEDIAN: $41,558
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Arborist Total Pay (?
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$12.16 - $23.55
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,581 - $68,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $5,896  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
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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$27,057 - $61,501  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $23.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $0.76  
Overtime
$19.25 - $33.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $5,896  
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).
)
$27,057 - $61,501  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Arborist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Denver
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$39,000
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Experience Affects Arborist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 36%
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