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Arborist Salary

The average wage for an Arborist is $16.80 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$29,723 - $66,191
(Median)
30K
42K
54K
66K
MEDIAN: $41,752
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90%

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$12.45 - $23.24
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$27,744 - $60,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
United States (change)

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.

Experience Affects Arborist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

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%