Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Arborist is $19.73
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Arborists?
An entry-level Arborist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.29 based on 26 salaries. An early career Arborist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.24 based on 283 salaries. A mid-career Arborist with …Read more
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.
Employers generally …Read more
- 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.