The average wage for an Arborist is $16.53 per hour.
Arborist Total Pay (?
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$29,629 - $68,045
(Median)
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42K
55K
68K
MEDIAN: $41,632
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Arborist Total Pay (?
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$11.70 - $22.84
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,629 - $68,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,415  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $3,931  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
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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$26,068 - $61,561  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $22.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $1.27  
Overtime
$18.70 - $32.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,415  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $3,931  
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).
)
$26,068 - $61,561  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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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
Philadelphia
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Denver
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National Average
$38,000
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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
$38,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 36%
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