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Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salary

Male Tree Trimmers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.15 per hour in the United States. Compensation ranges between $11.55 per hour and $22.28. Two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in four collect dental insurance. Most Tree Trimmers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$19,866 - $51,354
(Median)
$20K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,511
10%
50%
90%

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$11.55 - $22.28
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,866 - $51,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$24,898 - $49,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $22.28  
   
Overtime
$14.05 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$24,898 - $49,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Tree Trimmers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $42K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

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
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 58%
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