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Tree Cutter Salary

$31,601 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$395

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Tree Cutter is $31,601 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tree Cutter is between $24,401 and $37,421. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Tree Cutter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Cuts down trees of specified size and species, trims limbs from tree, and cuts tree into lengths for firewood, fence posts, or pulpwood, using ax, measuring tool and chain saw.
  • Splits logs, using ax, wedges, and maul.
  • May stack wood in rick or cord lots.
  • May load wood onto trucks.
Tree Cutter Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Job family population: 10,580

Estimated population of Tree Cutter jobs: 1,747

Rate of error: 4.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$36,635
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Tree Cutter Job Listings for United States

Arborist (Ground Man)
Nov 14
Walla Walla, United States
Parrish Tree Service
Keeping the work area clear of debris, cleaning up limbs and branches as they are brought down in tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain the safety zone. Lining up branches and piling ...
Equipment Operator
Oct 31
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Moon Valley Nurseries
... in tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain the safety zone. · Lining up branches and piling appropriately for loading into the Chipper. · Keeping tools in the staging area and safe ...
Tree Trimmer
Dec 6
Columbus, OH, USA
Davis Tree Service
Job Summary Responsible for cutting down, pruning, or trimming branches, leaves, and roots from ... Clear sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps and fallen ...
CDL Driver
Dec 7
Winter Park, United States
The Davey Tree Expert Company
... for tree workers + Controlling road and sidewalk traffic as needed by use of warning devices and other methods + Cutting, chipping and loading brush and wood and proper job site cleanup ...
Community Tree Planting Manager
Dec 8
San Francisco, United States
Friends of the Urban Forest
Approve tree locations and mark sidewalks for cutting as needed, observing USA markings and all city guidelines. * Coordinate tree species selection, contractors and material orders necessary to ...

The average pay for a Tree Cutter is $31,601 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tree Cutter is between $24,401 and $37,421. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Tree Cutter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Arborist (Ground Man)
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Keeping the work area clear of debris, cleaning up limbs and branches as they are brought down in tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain the safety zone. Lining up branches and piling ...
Equipment Operator
Oct 31
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Moon Valley Nurseries
... in tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain the safety zone. · Lining up branches and piling appropriately for loading into the Chipper. · Keeping tools in the staging area and safe ...
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