Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salary

Tree Trimmers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.11 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.64 per hour on the lower end to $22.08 on the higher end. Most Tree Trimmers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-fourth collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,489 - $51,683

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$11.64 - $22.08

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,489 - $51,683  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $831  
Total Pay (?
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$24,821 - $48,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $22.08  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $29.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $831  
   
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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$24,821 - $48,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Job Description for Tree Trimmer / Pruner

  • 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 / Pruner

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


For Tree Trimmers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $31K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $35K. Tree Trimmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Tree Trimmers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 57%
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