Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tree Trimmer is $17.16
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tree Trimmers?
An entry-level Tree Trimmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.75 based on 22 salaries. An early career Tree Trimmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.45 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Tree …Read more
What Do Tree Trimmers Do?
A tree trimmer is a landscape professional who specializes in the careful cutting of tree branches. Tree trimmers perform this action for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, dead or diseased branches can jeopardize the tree itself; other times, they may be utilized by state or local governments to remove branches which obstruct views for drivers or endanger utility lines. Tree trimmers also perform an aesthetic service by helping to carefully manage and manicure trees for landscaped residential …Read more
- Cut away dead or excess tree branches and clear branches from power lines.
- Climb trees using hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access.
- Operate shredding and chipping equipment.
- Trim and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes according to customer specifications or to remove low-hanging branches.