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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tree trimmers and pruners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,460
3.92% 11.38%
2016
$35,030
4.37% -
2015
$33,500
1.61% -
2014
$32,960
1.12% -
2013
$32,590
0.86% -
2012
$32,310
- -

Table 2. Tree Trimmers and Pruners Salary by Industry Sector

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
$53,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,770
Educational Services
$46,440
Utilities
$41,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,750
Construction
$39,340
Wholesale Trade
$37,210
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,010
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,650
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$27,630

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 $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
$57,740
Illinois
$57,150
Minnesota
$53,780
New Jersey
$52,470
Montana
$50,640
Washington
$49,780
Hawaii
$48,530
New York
$48,320
Rhode Island
$46,150
Massachusetts
$45,000
Oregon
$44,270
Maryland
$44,010
Alaska
$43,470
California
$43,440
Virginia
$42,400
New Hampshire
$42,050
Missouri
$42,010
Idaho
$41,880
Mississippi
$41,190
Iowa
$41,010
Delaware
$39,190
Colorado
$38,380
North Dakota
$38,220
Arizona
$37,930
Connecticut
$37,730
Vermont
$37,640
New Mexico
$37,520
Ohio
$37,230
Michigan
$36,530
Alabama
$36,260
Louisiana
$36,110
Indiana
$35,800
Nebraska
$34,170
Puerto Rico
$33,770
West Virginia
$33,490
Maine
$33,440
Nevada
$33,240
Texas
$33,020
Pennsylvania
$32,640
Kentucky
$32,370
Utah
$31,980
Wisconsin
$31,890
North Carolina
$31,760
South Dakota
$31,650
Kansas
$31,080
Georgia
$30,650
Tennessee
$30,370
Wyoming
$30,260
South Carolina
$29,550
Arkansas
$29,050
Oklahoma
$27,930
Florida
$26,060



Related:

💰 Highest paying states for tree trimmers and pruners

💰 Highest paying cities for tree trimmers and pruners

💰 Highest paying industries for tree trimmers and pruners.