The average hourly pay for an Arborist in New Zealand is NZ$25.08.
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What Do Arborists Do?
An arborist is responsible for trimming, hedging, and removing trees within their area of supervision. These duties are performed through the use of hand-powered tools, electric-powered tools, and (often) with their bare hands. Arborists should ideally have a natural "green thumb" and strive to keep trees active, healthy, and thriving. They also plant trees and perform general landscaping duties. They take part in designing park and other venue layouts with planted trees.
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- Inspect trees and shrubs, identifying course of growth and necessary maintenance.
- Operate and maintain equipment and tools.
- Safely remove trees.
- Document labor, equipment usage, and state of plants.
- Trim and prune trees and shrubs, clearing debris and ensuring health of plants.
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Arborists?
An early career Arborist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of NZ$23.74 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Arborist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$26.06 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Arborist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$25.78 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$30.
Years of Experience
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