Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salary

Men account for the majority of Tree Trimmers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.06 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately half lack any form of coverage — but approximately one-half have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,134 - $51,651
$20K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,622
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50%
90%

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$11.41 - $24.57
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,134 - $51,651  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $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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$24,255 - $52,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$16.78 - $36.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$242.40 - $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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$24,255 - $52,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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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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Bringing up the rear, Asplundh Tree Expert Company's median pay of $31K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $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 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 51%