Tree Trimmers and Pruners

3.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
84%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.1%
by 2030
WAGES
$41,340
or $19.87 hourly
VOLUME
52,040
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 84% (Robots are watching)

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Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Tree Trimmers and Pruners' job openings is expected to rise 6.1% by 2030
'Tree Trimmers and Pruners' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Tree Trimmers and Pruners' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Tree Trimmers and Pruners' was $41,340, or $19.87 hourly
'Tree Trimmers and Pruners' are paid 1.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 52,040 people employed as Tree Trimmers and Pruners.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.

SOC Code: 37-3013.00

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