Updated August 22, 2022

Average Trimmer Salary

$15.19hourly

$31,600 yearly

Entry level Salary
$24,000 yearly
$24,000
10 %
$31,600
Median
$40,000
90 %

How much does a Trimmer make?

Trimmers make $31,600 per year on average, or $15.19 per hour, in the United States. Trimmers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000.

Location impacts how much a trimmer can expect to make. Trimmers make the most in North Dakota, New York, Alaska, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Highest Paying States For Trimmers

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

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Trimmer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$42,204$20.2995
2Vermont$39,472$18.9810
3Ohio$36,229$17.4285
4New Hampshire$39,583$19.036
5Connecticut$38,617$18.5714
6Rhode Island$39,119$18.812
7North Dakota$43,101$20.72
8Utah$37,681$18.126
9Wisconsin$35,076$16.8631
10Minnesota$34,117$16.4066
11Alaska$41,149$19.78
12Michigan$33,678$16.1946
13South Dakota$36,422$17.511
14Massachusetts$37,192$17.8823
15Montana$36,433$17.521
16Indiana$32,402$15.5841
17Virginia$34,206$16.4552
18Nevada$32,784$15.767
19Wyoming$34,944$16.80
20Delaware$35,704$17.171
21Idaho$32,655$15.707
22West Virginia$29,933$14.3920
23Oklahoma$30,450$14.6421
24North Carolina$31,318$15.0638
25Maine$33,496$16.101
26Maryland$33,027$15.8819
27New Jersey$34,001$16.358
28Mississippi$31,657$15.224
29South Carolina$29,169$14.0226
30Illinois$31,851$15.3115
31Iowa$31,437$15.113
32Kentucky$28,355$13.6321
33Pennsylvania$29,988$14.4223
34District of Columbia$34,719$16.69
35California$32,692$15.7231
36Colorado$29,435$14.1520
37Hawaii$34,019$16.36
38New Mexico$28,203$13.566
39Tennessee$26,707$12.8426
40Washington$30,234$14.546
41Florida$27,537$13.2490
42Nebraska$28,364$13.642
43Oregon$28,830$13.865
44Texas$27,032$13.0051
45Louisiana$28,271$13.592
46Alabama$25,429$12.2314
47Arkansas$27,165$13.061
48Arizona$26,814$12.8912
49Kansas$27,321$13.142
50Georgia$23,906$11.4931
51Missouri$25,020$12.0314

Highest Paying Cities For Trimmers

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Cleveland, OH$37,583$18.07
2Andover, MA$37,309$17.94
3Mahwah, NJ$34,618$16.64
4Bay City, MI$34,471$16.57
5Andover, MN$34,326$16.50
6Los Angeles, CA$32,484$15.62
7Indianapolis, IN$32,112$15.44
8Greensboro, NC$31,986$15.38
9Sioux City, IA$31,434$15.11
10Oklahoma City, OK$30,284$14.56
11Denver, CO$29,508$14.19
12Farmington, NM$29,370$14.12
13Charleston, WV$29,231$14.05
14Amarillo, TX$28,706$13.80
15Omaha, NE$28,518$13.71

Trimmer Salary Details

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Average Trimmer Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Trimmer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$40,000$3,333$19
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$31,600$2,633$15
25th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13
10th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Tree Climber$42,833$3,569$20.599,285

Which Companies Pay Trimmers The Most?

The highest paying companies for trimmers are Post Holdings and Johns Manville according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like CURE and Lamb Weston report highly competitive wages for trimmers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Post Holdings$39,521$19.00
2Johns Manville$36,392$17.501
3CURE$36,142$17.38
4Lamb Weston$35,246$16.95
5Masonite$35,004$16.831
6Smithfield Foods$34,511$16.59
7American Axle & Manufacturing$34,423$16.551
8Standard Meat$34,343$16.511
9Tory Burch$33,611$16.16
10Ahead USA$32,840$15.79
11Remedy Intelligent Staffing$32,271$15.51
12Kelly Services$31,837$15.31
13Intex Technologies$31,769$15.27
14Adecco$31,662$15.22
15Champion Homes$31,577$15.18
16Gravitas Technology Services$31,576$15.18
17LSI Staffing$31,547$15.17
18Spark Talent Acquisition$31,530$15.161
19Green Thumb Industries$31,474$15.13
20QPS$31,442$15.12

How Much Do Trimmers Make In Different Industries?

Trimmer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the finance, manufacturing, and automotive industries tend to offer much higher salaries for trimmers. For example, trimmers make a whopping average salary of $38,527 while working in the finance industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $34,605 in the manufacturing industry and $34,302 in the automotive industry.

Trimmers may want to avoid working in the agriculture industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $27,628.

Highest Paying Industries For Trimmers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$38,527$18.52
2Manufacturing$34,605$16.64
3Automotive$34,302$16.49
4Technology$31,912$15.34
5Government$31,506$15.15
6Retail$30,362$14.60
7Agriculture$27,628$13.28

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Trimmer Salary Trends

Average Trimmer Salary Over Time

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

    Trimmer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$31,600$15.19+3.3%
    2021$30,600$14.69+4.5%
    2020$29,200$14.03+4.5%
    2019$27,900$13.40+3.9%
    2018$26,800$12.87+4.4%

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    Trimmer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Trimmers the most?

    North Dakota pays Trimmers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $43,101 per year, or $20.72 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Trimmer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Trimmer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $42,204 per year.

    What type of Trimmer gets paid the most?

    Tree Surgeon gets paid the most. Tree Surgeon made a median salary of $50,669. The best-paid 10 percent make $64,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $39,000.

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