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 $15.11 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.55 per hour on the lower side but can approach $21.71 on the higher side. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-fourth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Tree Trimmers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,727 - $51,513
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,800
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90%

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$11.55 - $21.71
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,727 - $51,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$24,425 - $48,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $21.71  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$24,425 - $48,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Tree Trimmers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $31K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $35K. Tree Trimmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $42K.

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Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

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
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 57%
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