Arborist Salary

The average wage for an Arborist is $17.44 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$29,465 - $70,126

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$12.60 - $24.45

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,465 - $70,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
Profit Sharing
$1,487 - $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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$27,973 - $62,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $24.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $1.27  
Overtime
$19.06 - $36.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$1,487 - $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).
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$27,973 - $62,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 325
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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.

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Experience Affects Arborist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 39%
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