Tree trimmers and pruners

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2019 Workforce
81.9k
Average Age
37.3
Estimated Job Growth
10.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$37,665
Average Male Salary
$37,733
Average Female Salary
$34,820

About

Tree trimmers and pruners are most often employed by the Landscaping services industry. The average yearly wage for Tree trimmers and pruners was $37,665 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tree trimmers and pruners by wage are Billing & posting clerks, Bill & account collectors, and Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Tree trimmers and pruners are Brookhaven Town (South) PUMA, NY and Lewis, Klickitat & Skamania Counties PUMA, WA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Tree trimmers and pruners are Lewis, Klickitat & Skamania Counties PUMA, WA and Brookhaven Town (South) PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Tree trimmers and pruners and on wages and locations for those in the field. Landscaping services is the industry that employs the most Tree trimmers and pruners, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Tree trimmers and pruners, by average wage, is Forestry except logging. Tree trimmers and pruners are paid most in Dallas (West Central), University Park Cities & Highland Park Town PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Lewis, Klickitat & Skamania Counties PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,665
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,435

In 2019, Tree trimmers and pruners earned an average of $37,665, $17,859 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Billing & posting clerks make somewhat more than Tree trimmers and pruners while Bill & account collectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Tree trimmers and pruners as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.368
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Tree trimmers and pruners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.368, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Tree trimmers and pruners (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Tree trimmers and pruners.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Tree trimmers and pruners.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Tree trimmers and pruners, by average wage, are Forestry except logging, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

81.9k
2019 Workforce
± 7,025
−0.869%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.2%

The number of people employed as Tree trimmers and pruners has been declining at a rate of −0.869%, from 82,636 people in 2018 to 81,918 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Tree trimmers and pruners employed by various industries. Landscaping services employs the largest share of Tree trimmers and pruners at  89.6%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 3.09% and Construction with 1.34%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Tree trimmers and pruners in the US. The average age of male Tree trimmers and pruners in the workforce is 37.3 and of female Tree trimmers and pruners is 36.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tree trimmers and pruners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

80k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,942
1.94k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,081

97.6% of Tree trimmers and pruners are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Tree trimmers and pruners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Tree trimmers and pruners
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

65.2% of Tree trimmers and pruners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.4% of Tree trimmers and pruners, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Tree trimmers and pruners.

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Age by Sex

37.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.03
36.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.39

The median age of Tree trimmers and pruners is 37.3, and Male employees are generally 1.03 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Tree trimmers and pruners from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Tree trimmers and pruners is Natural Resources & Conservation but a relatively high number of Tree trimmers and pruners hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Tree Trimmers and Pruners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Tree Trimmers and Pruners are expected to see a growth of 10.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

10.6%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Tree Trimmers and Pruners. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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