Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salary

Men make up the majority of Tree Trimmers in the United States, bringing in about $15.23 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-half — do not have any health coverage, about one-half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Tree Trimmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,134 - $51,651
$20K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,622
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50%
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$11.70 - $24.82
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,134 - $51,651  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $3,109  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$24,440 - $53,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $24.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$17.59 - $37.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$193.92 - $3,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$24,440 - $53,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Job Description for Tree Trimmer / Pruner

  • 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.
  • Operate shredding and chipping equipment.
  • Trim and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes according to customer specifications or to remove low-hanging branches.

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The smallest paychecks can be found at Asplundh Tree Expert Company — the median salary there is $31K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $24K and $52K.

Pay by Experience Level for Tree Trimmer / Pruner

Pay by Experience for a Tree Trimmer / Pruner has a positive trend. An entry-level Tree Trimmer / Pruner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tree Trimmer / Pruner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Tree Trimmer / Pruner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 45 salaries. A Tree Trimmer / Pruner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Tree Trimmer / Pruner

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 51%
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