Tree Surgeon Salary

The average pay for a Tree Surgeon is $19.81 per hour.

$22,400 - $43,000
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,030
50%

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$11.33 - $31.51
$11
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.81
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,030  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,321 - $68,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $31.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$17.88 - $37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$24,321 - $68,056  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Tree Surgeon

A tree surgeon treats trees that are damaged or diseased and helps them get back into a healthy condition. When trees cannot be recovered, it will often be the job of the tree surgeon to cut them down. A tree may also be removed or cut when they are in an environment that may be a hazard to people around it, such as locations near residences or power lines. Pruning trees on a periodic basis is also often part of the job.

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Tree Surgeon Tasks

  • Inspect trees and shrubs, identifying course of growth and necessary maintenance.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and tools.
  • Safely remove trees.
  • Document labor, equipment usage, and state of plants.
  • Trim and prune trees and shrubs, clearing debris and ensuring health of plants.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tree Surgeon

Pay by Experience for a Tree Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Tree Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tree Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Tree Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 17 salaries. A Tree Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Tree Surgeon

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Tree Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Mid-Career
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 52%