Tree Trimmer Salary

A Tree Trimmer earns an average wage of $14.68 per hour.

$19,166 - $51,429
(Median)
$19K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,000
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50%
90%

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$10.18 - $20.79
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,166 - $51,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$21,250 - $47,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $20.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$16.00 - $30.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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).
)
$21,250 - $47,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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Job Description for Tree Trimmer

A tree trimmer is a landscape professional who specializes in the careful cutting of tree branches. Tree trimmers perform this action for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, dead or diseased branches can jeopardize the tree itself; other times, they may be utilized by state or local governments to remove branches which obstruct views for drivers or endanger utility lines. Tree trimmers also perform an aesthetic service by helping to carefully manage and manicure trees for landscaped residential and business clients.

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Tree Trimmer Tasks

  • Operate shredding and chipping equipment.
  • Trim and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes according to customer specifications or to remove low-hanging branches.
  • Cut away dead or excess tree branches and clear branches from power lines.
  • Climb trees using hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tree Trimmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Tree Trimmer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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"White face hornets."
Stay focus, it takes time to perfect your craft. Always practice safety and follow all safety protocols.

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Experience Affects Tree Trimmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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