Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salary

Tree Trimmers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.66 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Though the majority of Tree Trimmers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Although over one-half lack health benefits of any kind, slightly less than one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,920 - $50,087
$24K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,273
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50%
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$11.70 - $24.48
$12
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.45
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$0$51K
Salary $23,920 - $50,087
Bonus $203 - $3,056
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$24,782 - $51,896
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.70 - $24.48
Hourly Tips $1.23
Overtime $16.96 - $36.37
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $203 - $3,056
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$24,782 - $51,896
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 268

Job Description for Tree Trimmer / Pruner

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tree Trimmer / Pruner

Pay by Experience for a Tree Trimmer / Pruner has a positive trend. An entry-level Tree Trimmer / Pruner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tree Trimmer / Pruner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Tree Trimmer / Pruner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 45 salaries. A Tree Trimmer / Pruner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 11 salaries.

Tree Trimmer / Pruner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Tree Trimmer / Pruner?

Tree Trimmer / Pruner in Henderson:
Pros: Four day work week, home every night, looking at different locations.
Cons: Having to work in swamps, rain, taking dead trees down over three phases that bucket truck with elevator can't reach top of.

Tree Trimmer / Pruner in Belleville:
Better be the job you really want.

Tree Trimmer / Pruner in LaGrange:
"Nothing I love it."
Listen to your forman.

Key Stats for Tree Trimmer / Pruner

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Tree Trimmer / Pruner Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 53%