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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tree trimmers and pruners from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |