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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts. Excludes workers who primarily perform duties of "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-3011) and "Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation" (37-3012).


National estimates for Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Industry profile for Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Geographic profile for Tree Trimmers and Pruners

National estimates for Tree Trimmers and Pruners: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
52,040 6.7 % $ 21.18 $ 44,040 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.23 $ 16.06 $ 19.88 $ 25.25 $ 31.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,510 $ 33,390 $ 41,340 $ 52,520 $ 64,520


Industry profile for Tree Trimmers and Pruners: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tree Trimmers and Pruners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tree Trimmers and Pruners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 45,930 2.16 $ 20.81 $ 43,280
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,390 0.04 $ 26.78 $ 55,710
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 810 0.21 $ 22.61 $ 47,030
Utility System Construction 180 0.03 (8) (8)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 160 0.01 $ 25.80 $ 53,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 45,930 2.16 $ 20.81 $ 43,280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 810 0.21 $ 22.61 $ 47,030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,390 0.04 $ 26.78 $ 55,710
Utility System Construction 180 0.03 (8) (8)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 30 0.02 $ 33.55 $ 69,780

Top paying industries for Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 30 0.02 $ 33.55 $ 69,780
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 70 (7) $ 29.13 $ 60,580
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,390 0.04 $ 26.78 $ 55,710
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 160 0.01 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $ 22.89 $ 47,600


Geographic profile for Tree Trimmers and Pruners: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tree Trimmers and Pruners are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tree Trimmers and Pruners, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,560 0.58 1.56 $ 24.12 $ 50,170
Florida 4,490 0.53 1.42 $ 17.37 $ 36,120
Texas 3,050 0.25 0.67 $ 18.28 $ 38,020
New York 3,030 0.35 0.93 $ 25.11 $ 52,230
Michigan 2,490 0.63 1.69 $ 21.43 $ 44,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 210 0.72 1.93 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Michigan 2,490 0.63 1.69 $ 21.43 $ 44,570
California 9,560 0.58 1.56 $ 24.12 $ 50,170
New Hampshire 350 0.57 1.51 $ 18.60 $ 38,680
Florida 4,490 0.53 1.42 $ 17.37 $ 36,120




Top paying states for Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 210 0.72 1.93 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Oregon 830 0.46 1.23 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $ 25.41 $ 52,840
New York 3,030 0.35 0.93 $ 25.11 $ 52,230
Illinois 350 0.06 0.17 $ 24.67 $ 51,320





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,970 0.68 1.82 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,440 0.28 0.74 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,900 0.63 1.68 $ 25.79 $ 53,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,320 0.50 1.34 $ 16.96 $ 35,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,040 0.42 1.11 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 850 0.31 0.84 $ 20.53 $ 42,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 770 0.59 1.58 $ 20.03 $ 41,660
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 480 0.50 1.33 $ 28.73 $ 59,750
Oklahoma City, OK 480 0.78 2.08 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
Muncie, IN 430 9.95 26.60 $ 19.05 $ 39,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Muncie, IN 430 9.95 26.60 $ 19.05 $ 39,620
Iowa City, IA 230 2.62 6.99 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 430 1.78 4.75 (8) (8)
Rome, GA 60 1.73 4.62 $ 17.26 $ 35,900
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 120 1.01 2.70 $ 18.42 $ 38,320
Rochester, NY 420 0.88 2.36 $ 25.37 $ 52,770
Oklahoma City, OK 480 0.78 2.08 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,970 0.68 1.82 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Mobile, AL 110 0.66 1.75 $ 17.53 $ 36,470
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 390 0.63 1.68 $ 17.34 $ 36,060




Top paying metropolitan areas for Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 33.00 $ 68,650
Grants Pass, OR (8) (8) (8) $ 29.96 $ 62,310
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $ 29.57 $ 61,510
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 480 0.50 1.33 $ 28.73 $ 59,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.06 0.15 $ 27.11 $ 56,390
Eugene, OR (8) (8) (8) $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 26.21 $ 54,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,440 0.28 0.74 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,900 0.63 1.68 $ 25.79 $ 53,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 1.60 4.27 $ 31.66 $ 65,850
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 140 2.05 5.47 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.56 4.18 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 0.80 $ 22.22 $ 46,220
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 0.88 $ 23.83 $ 49,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 140 2.05 5.47 $ 17.88 $ 37,190
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 1.60 4.27 $ 31.66 $ 65,850
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.56 4.18 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 1.92 $ 20.52 $ 42,690
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 1.39 $ 17.41 $ 36,200

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 1.60 4.27 $ 31.66 $ 65,850
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 30.21 $ 62,840
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 25.46 $ 52,960
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 0.88 $ 23.83 $ 49,560
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.05 $ 47,940


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021