Tree trimmers and pruners

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
77k
Average Age
38.3
Estimated Job Growth
10.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$32,148
Average Male Salary
$32,413
Average Female Salary
$24,858

About

Tree trimmers and pruners are most often employed by the Landscaping services industry. The average yearly wage for Tree trimmers and pruners was $32,148 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tree trimmers and pruners by wage are Dancers & choreographers, Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges, and Retail salespersons.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Tree trimmers and pruners are Sussex County PUMA, DE, Portage County PUMA, OH, and Pleasantville City & Hammonton Town PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Tree trimmers and pruners are Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, Sussex County PUMA, DE, and Lumberton City PUMA, NC.

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 Administration of environmental quality & housing programs. Tree trimmers and pruners are paid most in Lincoln, Warren, Audrain, Pike & Montgomery Counties PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,148
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,591

In 2020, Tree trimmers and pruners earned an average of $32,148, $23,806 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Retail salespersons make somewhat more than Tree trimmers and pruners while Dancers & choreographers 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

0.38
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Tree trimmers and pruners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.38, 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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Industries by Share

77k
2020 Workforce
± 6,810
3.87%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.2%

The number of people employed as Tree trimmers and pruners has been growing at a rate of 3.87%, from 74,102 people in 2019 to 76,969 people in 2020.

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  81.2%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 2.62% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 1.81%.

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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 38.1 and of female Tree trimmers and pruners is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tree trimmers and pruners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

74.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,689
2.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,276

96.5% 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)

55.6% of Tree trimmers and pruners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.2% 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

38.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.2
42.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.23

The median age of Tree trimmers and pruners is 38.3, and Male employees are generally 4.67 years younger 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 Business 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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