Tree Trimmers and Pruners Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Tree Trimmers and Pruners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,950
25th Percentile Wage
$28,100
50th Percentile Wage
$35,030
75th Percentile Wage
$45,330
90th Percentile Wage
$56,970

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 $56,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,950. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 148% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tree trimmers and pruners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,0304.37%7.76%
201533,5001.61%-
201432,9601.12%-
201332,5900.86%-
201232,310--

Table 2. Tree Trimmers and Pruners Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of tree trimmers and pruners in 8 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $48,140. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $33,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,140
Educational Services
$45,800
Utilities
$42,000
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,230
Wholesale Trade
$37,000
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$35,990
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,120
Construction
$33,240

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Tree Trimmers and Pruners by States

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 $25,340 to $60,030. The highest paying state for tree trimmers and pruners is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $60,030. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $25,340. 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
$60,030
Massachusetts
$48,900
Montana
$48,720
Hawaii
$47,570
New Jersey
$47,020
Minnesota
$46,410
Rhode Island
$45,120
Oregon
$44,790
Michigan
$44,320
Illinois
$43,080
New York
$41,880
New Hampshire
$41,150
Maryland
$40,050
Washington
$39,920
Alabama
$39,810
North Dakota
$39,350
Virginia
$39,160
California
$38,600
Iowa
$38,500
Arizona
$37,220
Vermont
$36,490
Idaho
$35,860
New Mexico
$35,630
Missouri
$34,820
Tennessee
$34,750
Ohio
$34,650
Louisiana
$34,540
Indiana
$34,480
Puerto Rico
$34,400
Maine
$33,990
Colorado
$33,850
Texas
$32,240
Pennsylvania
$31,970
South Dakota
$31,940
West Virginia
$31,810
North Carolina
$31,600
Georgia
$31,390
Mississippi
$31,240
Utah
$31,140
Wyoming
$30,260
Kansas
$30,160
Kentucky
$30,050
Nevada
$30,030
Wisconsin
$30,000
Nebraska
$29,970
South Carolina
$29,410
Florida
$26,990
Oklahoma
$26,720
Arkansas
$25,340


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