How Much Do Tree Trimmers and Pruners Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Tree Trimmers and Pruners using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$44040 per year
Hourly wage
$21 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,510 to $33,390 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Tree Trimmers and Pruners with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,510 to $33,390 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Tree Trimmers and Pruners to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $31 $64,520
Senior (Top 25%) $25 $52,520
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $41,340
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,390
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,510

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $29 $60,960
OR $26 $54,330
VA $25 $52,840
NY $25 $52,230
IL $25 $51,320
MA $24 $50,670
CA $24 $50,170
NJ $24 $49,940
ME $24 $49,910
MN $24 $48,880

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Tree Trimmer and Pruner is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Tree Trimmers and Pruners are in the states of AK, OR, VA, NY and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $69780 $33.55
Federal Executive Branch $60580 $29.13
Local Government $55710 $26.78
State Government $53670 $25.80
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $47600 $22.89
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $47030 $22.61
Logging $44390 $21.34
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $43280 $20.81
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $41800 $20.10
Employment Services $40960 $19.69
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $40800 $19.62
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