Arborist Salary

Men make up the majority of Arborists in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $18.35 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career length and the particular employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,188 - $68,168
$30K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,564
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50%
90%

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$13.75 - $25.62
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.50
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$0$68K
Salary $30,188 - $68,168
Bonus $394.53 - $6,183
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $10,000
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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$29,912 - $64,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $25.62
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $20.77 - $40.52
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $394.53 - $6,183
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$29,912 - $64,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 365

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Job Description for Arborist

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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Arborist Tasks

  • 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Arborist


Arborists flock to The Davey Tree Expert Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $46K lead the pack in compensation; however, The Davey Tree Expert Company also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $38K at one end to $70K at the other end.

Offering only $38K on average, Asplundh Tree Expert Company seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $23K on the lower end and $77K on the higher end.

Pay by Experience Level for Arborist

Pay by Experience for an Arborist has a positive trend. An entry-level Arborist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Arborist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Arborist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 156 salaries. An Arborist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 77 salaries.

Key Stats for Arborist

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Arborist Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$42,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 44%
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