$46,532
Avg. Salary
$18.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,100

Bonus

$1,750

Profit Sharing

$5,057

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Arborist is $18.78 per hour.

The average pay for an Arborist is $46,532 per year.

10%
$14.21
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$18.78
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$25.83
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MEDIAN $18.78
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$30k
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$47k
50%
$69k
90%
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MEDIAN $46,532
$30,381 - $68,716
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MEDIAN: $46,532
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$0$68K
Salary $30,381 - $68,716
Bonus $202 - $5,199
Profit Sharing $5.21 - $9,787
Commission $1,174 - $25,168
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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$30,408 - $63,356
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 239
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.21 - $25.83
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.31
Overtime $20.77 - $39.26
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $202 - $5,199
Commission $1,174 - $25,168
Profit Sharing $5.21 - $9,787
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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$30,408 - $63,356
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 678

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.

Arborist Pay By Employer

$0$65K

$38,383

$38,658

Asplundh
10 profiles
$33,280

$34,632

Arborist Job Listings

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.

Arborist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Arborist?

Arborist in Baltimore:
My experience at Davey tree is great . I love the people I work with , the bosses are very supportive as far as getting the gear you need to succeed in the field. We get annual reviews an rewards I’m happy with Davey tree as my employer.

Arborist in Boise:
"Amazy."
Pros: Transportation
Cons: Cops

Arborist in Dayton:
Pros: Working outdoors, climbing professionally.
Cons: It can be backbreaking work sometimes.

Arborist in Melbourne:
"How physically demanding it was."
Know your product and ask advice.

Arborist in Rome:
"Stand alone Department."
Urban Forestry needs to be a stand alone department.

Key Stats for Arborist

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Arborist Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$43,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 44%