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Estimated employment280
Mean wage$23.69
Entry wage$16.76
10th percentile wage$14.96
50th percentile wage$21.59
90th percentile wage$35.94
 Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services23082.5%
Public Administration5016.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration50$32.46
Professional and Business Services230$20.18
Tree Trimmers and Pruners (37-3013)
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 "Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation" (37-3012) and "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-3011).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$21.59 $16.63  $4.96
2019$20.46+5.5%$15.76 +5.5%$4.70
2018$19.70+3.9%$15.17 +3.9%$4.53
2017$19.07+3.3%$14.69 +3.3%$4.38
2016$18.42+3.5%$14.19 +3.5%$4.23
2015$18.11+1.7%$13.95 +1.7%$4.16
2014$17.75+2.0%$13.67 +2.0%$4.08
2013$17.52+1.3%$13.50 +1.3%$4.03
2012$17.27+1.5%$13.30 +1.5%$3.97
2011$17.03+1.4%$13.12 +1.4%$3.91
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$21.59 $23.93  -$2.34
2019$20.46+5.5%$22.96 +4.2%-$2.49
2018$19.70+3.9%$22.26 +3.1%-$2.56
2017$19.07+3.3%$21.66 +2.8%-$2.59
2016$18.42+3.5%$21.17 +2.3%-$2.74
2015$18.11+1.7%$20.73 +2.1%-$2.61
2014$17.75+2.0%$20.28 +2.2%-$2.53
2013$17.52+1.3%$19.87 +2.1%-$2.34
2012$17.27+1.5%$19.53 +1.7%-$2.26
2011$17.03+1.4%$19.23 +1.6%-$2.19

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020

Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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