Arborist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$27,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Dudek
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Connecticut
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does an arborist make?
Arborists in America make, on average, $27,453 a year or $13.2 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 14,000. The top 10 percent earn over $35,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $21,000 annually. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Arborists are Retail companies and Utilities companies. Some of the states with the best Arborist salaries are Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey. The typical employment in the position spans 3.2 years.
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Average Arborist Salary By Location

As an Arborist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $27,453 per year or $13.2 per hour. New York, NY reports the highest Arborist salaries at $51,719 per year. Even an entry-level Arborist makes $27,000 per year in New York, NY. The top 5 states with the highest reported Arborist salaries are Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey. Hawaii, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Idaho are the lowest earners.

Map of Arborist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Arborists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Arborist Salary By Company

Arborists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Retail companies and Utilities companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Dudek and Hill International are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Monster and Ryan Lawn & Tree report highly competitive salaries for Arborists.

Average Arborist Pay By Industry

Arborist salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Construction companies, Retail companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Arborists. Construction companies pay their Arborists the highest wages, averaging $28,492 per year. Retail companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $28,156 and $28,107, respectively. The average salary for Arborists in the Utilities industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $27,161.
Industry
Average Salary
Construction
Construction
$28,492
$28k
Retail
Retail
$28,156
$28k
Technology
Technology
$28,107
$28k
Utilities
Utilities
$27,161
$27k

Arborist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Arborist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Arborist can range from $18,767 to $39,738 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.