Training Requirements for Tree Trimmers And Pruners

Tree trimmers and pruners need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Tree trimmers and pruners
Percent
Less than High School 38.0
High School 35.6
Some College 15.4
Associates Degree 4.2
Bachelors Degree 5.8
Masters Degree 0.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Tree Trimmers And Pruners

This represents about 53,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more tree trimmers and pruners but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.

Typical Income for Tree Trimmers And Pruners

Hourly Income

On average,tree trimmers and pruners make $17.94 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tree trimmers and pruners $11.03 $13.51 $16.84 $21.79 $27.39
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $8.71 $9.78 $11.87 $15.66 $20.80
Grounds maintenance workers $9.26 $10.58 $12.90 $16.30 $20.71
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, tree trimmers and pruners make $37,310 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tree trimmers and pruners $22,950 $28,100 $35,030 $45,330 $56,970
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $18,120 $20,340 $24,700 $32,570 $43,260
Grounds maintenance workers $19,270 $22,010 $26,830 $33,900 $43,070
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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