Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salary

Men make up the majority of Tree Trimmers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.16 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.66 per hour and $22.16. About two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in four collect dental insurance. The majority of Tree Trimmers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,574 - $51,354
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,388
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$11.66 - $22.16
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,574 - $51,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
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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$24,715 - $49,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $22.16  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
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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$24,715 - $49,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $35K on average. Tree Trimmers bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Tree Trimmers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 58%
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