Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tree Surgeon is $18.31
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tree Surgeons?
A mid-career Tree Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.80 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Tree Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.43 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and …Read more
What Do Tree Surgeons Do?
A tree surgeon treats trees that are damaged or diseased and helps them get back into a healthy condition. When trees cannot be recovered, it will often be the job of the tree surgeon to cut them down. A tree may also be removed or cut when they are in an environment that may be a hazard to people around it, such as locations near residences or power lines. Pruning trees on a periodic basis is also often part of the job.
It is important to have a strong knowledge of various types of trees, …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.