2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$47600||$22.89|
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||$47030||$22.61|
|Services to Buildings and Dwellings||$43280||$20.81|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$41800||$20.10|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$40800||$19.62|
|Utility System Construction||$||$*|