The average wage for a Tree Trimmer / Pruner is $14.91 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Tree Trimmer / Pruner Total Pay (?
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$19,727 - $50,684
(Median)
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31K
41K
51K
MEDIAN: $30,550
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Tree Trimmer / Pruner Total Pay (?
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$10.20 - $21.73
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,727 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$21,243 - $46,946  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $21.73  
   
Overtime
$15.09 - $30.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$21,243 - $46,946  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Tree Trimmer / Pruner
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 58%
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