The average wage for an Arborist is $18.13 per hour.
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$29,495 - $68,021
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,349
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90%

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$13.76 - $25.73
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,495 - $68,021  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$12,500  
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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$29,566 - $64,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $25.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$20.32 - $39.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$408.51 - $11,745  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$29,566 - $64,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Arborist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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