Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for arborists in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 8,257 arborists currently employed in the United States.
  • 7.4% of all arborists are women, while 92.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed arborist is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of arborists is White (65.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19.9%), Black or African American (7.7%) and Unknown (3.8%).
  • Arborists are most in-demand in Wyckoff, NJ.
  • The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for arborists.
  • Redwood City, CA pays an annual average wage of $55,774, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • 3% of all arborists are LGBT.
  • Rhode Island is the best state for arborists to live.
  • Arborists are 64% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.

Arborist Statistics By Gender

7.4% of arborists are women and 92.6% of arborists are men.

  • Male, 92.6%
  • Female, 7.4%

Arborists By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male92.6%
Female7.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Arborist

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$42,803
female-income
Female Income
$41,249

Arborist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the arborist position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Arborist Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201092.34%7.66%
201193.88%6.12%
201293.86%6.14%
201393.46%6.54%
201493.69%6.31%
201593.56%6.44%
201693.10%6.90%
201793.68%6.32%
201892.82%7.18%
201992.65%7.35%
202092.87%7.13%
202192.55%7.45%

Arborist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, tree climber and chemical mixer/loader have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Mall Plant Caretaker32%68%
Arborist93%7%
Ground Crewman98%2%
Chemical Mixer/Loader98%2%
Tree Climber98%2%

Arborist Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among arborists is White, which makes up 65.8% of all arborists. Comparatively, there are 19.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 65.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.9%
  • Black or African American, 7.7%
  • Unknown, 3.8%
  • Asian, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Arborist Race

Arborist RacePercentages
White65.8%
Hispanic or Latino19.9%
Black or African American7.7%
Unknown3.8%
Asian1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.3%

Arborist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among arborists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Arborist Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201069.06%8.72%1.40%18.15%
201168.50%9.78%1.40%17.35%
201269.75%9.71%1.43%16.10%
201369.64%8.96%1.32%17.22%
201470.35%8.86%1.32%16.32%
201570.69%8.94%1.74%15.88%
201670.72%8.88%1.44%15.86%
201772.10%8.23%1.37%15.19%
201870.64%8.40%1.45%16.63%
201971.61%7.95%1.59%15.56%
202069.29%9.05%1.76%15.03%
202165.80%7.70%1.49%19.93%

Arborist Wage Gap By Race

White arborists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american arborists have the lowest average salary at $41,649.
$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$42,459
White$43,742
Black or African American$41,649
Asian$43,004
Hispanic or Latino$43,188

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Average Age of an Arborist

We determined the average age of arborists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Arborist Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4645
Unknown3933
Asian49
Hispanic or Latino4143
White3943
American Indian and Alaska Native39

Arborist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of arborist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of arborists is 40+ years old, which represents 53% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Arborist Age

Arborist YearsPercentages
40+ years53%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years21%

Types of Arborist Degree Levels

The most common degree for arborists is bachelor's degree 45% of arborists earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 25% and rounding it off is associate degree with 16%.

  • Bachelors, 45%
  • High School Diploma, 25%
  • Associate, 16%
  • Diploma, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Arborists By Education

Arborist DegreePercentages
Bachelors45%
High School Diploma25%
Associate16%
Diploma7%
Other Degrees7%

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Arborist Wage Gap By Education

Arborists with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $45,590 annually. With a Associate degree, arborists earn a median annual income of $43,728 compared to $42,537 for arborists with an Masters degree.
$47,000
$45,000
$43,000
$41,000
$39,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
No Education
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$41,396
Master's Degree$42,537
No Education$40,244
Bachelor's Degree$45,590
Some College/ Associate Degree$43,728

Arborist Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where arborists work. We found most arborists work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most arborists is the government industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire arborists.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Arborist Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees14%
50 - 100 employees23%
100 - 500 employees29%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees21%
> 10,000 employees4%

The Types Of Companies Arborist Work In

Employees with the arborist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most arborists prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Arborist Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education7%
Public4%
Private64%
Government24%

Top Industries Hiring Arborists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ arborists. Those industries include government, manufacturing and construction.

Government

Manufacturing

Construction

Professional

Education

Arborist Turnover And Employment Statistics

Arborist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of arborists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Arborist Unemployment Rate By Year

YearArborist Unemployment Rate
201017.48%
201116.48%
201215.70%
201314.62%
201413.12%
201511.22%
20169.88%
20179.97%
20189.13%
20197.84%
202010.49%
20218.73%

The Average Number of Years That Arborist Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,455 arborists resumes, we figured out that the average arborist enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 26%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Arborist Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year26%
1-2 years26%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years17%
8-10 years6%
11+ years11%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Arborists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to arborists.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor2.17%63,289
Arborist3.35%-
Tree Care Foreman3.47%67,229
Housekeeping Aide4.45%113,524
Industrial Cleaner4.88%79,374
Spray Gunner5.27%427
Custodial Supervisor7.41%4,393

Arborist LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor2.17%63,289
Tree Care Foreman3.47%67,229
Housekeeping Aide4.45%113,524
Industrial Cleaner4.88%79,374
Spray Gunner5.27%427
Custodial Supervisor7.41%4,393

Foreign Languages Spoken By Arborists

The most common foreign language among arborists is Spanish at 75.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 10.0% and Dakota is the third-most popular at 5.0%.

  • Spanish, 75.0%
  • German, 10.0%
  • Dakota, 5.0%
  • Thai, 5.0%
  • Italian, 5.0%

Arborist Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish75.0%
German10.0%
Dakota5.0%
Thai5.0%
Italian5.0%

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Arborist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an arborist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of arborists is $48,566. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Arborists Earn The Most?

Arborists earn the most in California, where the average arborist salary is $54,109. The map here shows where arborists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Arborists?

By looking through more than 1,455 resumes, we found that the most popular places for arborists are Worcester, MA and Denver, CO.

Number of Arborists

Number Of Arborist Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Florida188$30,248
2California182$54,109
3Massachusetts131$46,656
4New York126$42,345
5Connecticut124$43,722
6Ohio118$38,665
7North Carolina118$34,349
8Virginia112$36,541
9Texas103$34,883
10Georgia96$35,116
11Michigan75$39,461
12Pennsylvania73$38,695
13South Carolina69$32,419
14Maryland68$41,686
15Illinois59$40,581
16Indiana59$37,230
17New Hampshire55$44,760
18Tennessee47$35,165
19New Jersey39$45,142
20Colorado36$39,981
21Alabama35$31,645
22Missouri28$37,489
23Arizona27$39,379
24Maine27$35,958
25Minnesota23$44,590
26West Virginia21$29,713
27Washington19$44,301
28Kentucky17$34,460
29Iowa15$35,920
30Vermont14$43,294
31Oregon14$44,311
32Kansas14$37,688
33Oklahoma12$33,913
34Wisconsin11$40,448
35Mississippi11$27,764
36Utah10$35,514
37Rhode Island8$47,531
38Delaware6$39,305
39Louisiana6$31,984
40Nevada5$46,491
41Montana4$45,227
42Idaho4$42,328
43Arkansas4$30,995
44Wyoming2$32,184
45North Dakota1$43,454
46New Mexico1$42,001
47Nebraska1$39,267
48South Dakota1$36,684
49District of Columbia1$40,002
50Alaska0$47,078
51Hawaii0$47,874

Arborist Demographics FAQs

How Many Arborist Are There In The Us?

There are over 8,257 Arborists in the United States.

What Percentage Of Arborists Are Black?

7.7% of Arborists are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Arborists?

Most an are White, with 65.8% of Arborists belonging to this ethnicity. 19.9% of Arborists are Hispanic or Latino, 7.7% of Arborists are Black or African American, 3.8% of Arborists are Unknown, 1.5% of Arborists are Asian, and 1.3% of Arborists are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Arborist Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Arborist jobs are male - dominated. 92% of Arborists are male, and 7% are female, so there are more male Arborists than female Arborists in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Arborist?

The average Arborist is 41 years old. 53% of Arborists are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 21% are between 20-30 years old

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