The salary statistics of tree trimmers and pruners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tree trimmers and pruners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tree trimmers and pruners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,180|
|25th Percentile Wage||$28,730|
|50th Percentile Wage||$36,460|
|75th Percentile Wage||$47,270|
|90th Percentile Wage||$58,910|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tree trimmers and pruners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tree trimmers and pruners is $58,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,180. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 154% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tree trimmers and pruners from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of tree trimmers and pruners in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for tree trimmers and pruners occupations is the real estate and rental and leasing sector with an annual salary $53,800. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $27,630).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
From the above tables we note that not only tree trimmers and pruners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of tree trimmers and pruners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,060 to $57,740. The highest paying state for tree trimmers and pruners is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $57,740. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $26,060. For more salary information of tree trimmers and pruners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |