Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners

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, pruning hooks, sheers, and clippers. May use truck-mounted lifts and power pruners. May fill cavities in trees to promote healing and prevent deterioration. Exclude workers who primarily perform duties of "Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation" (37-3012) and "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-3011).

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
40,710 6.8 % $13.11 $27,270 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.22 $9.88 $12.32 $15.61 $19.68
Annual Wage (2) $17,090 $20,540 $25,630 $32,470 $40,930

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Services to buildings and dwellings 35,850 $12.80 $26,630 1 9
Local government (OES designation) 1,560 $17.48 $36,360 2 4
Power generation and supply 940 $18.63 $38,760 3 2
Other amusement and recreation industries 360 $10.92 $22,710 4 10
Architectural and engineering services 320 $12.88 $26,800 5 8

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 70 $19.33 $40,210 10 1
Power generation and supply 940 $18.63 $38,760 3 2
State government (OES designation) 170 $17.67 $36,750 6 3
Local government (OES designation) 1,560 $17.48 $36,360 2 4
Colleges and universities 150 $15.18 $31,570 8 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Vermont 250 $12.56 $26,120 0.086% 360
Alabama 1,390 $12.71 $26,440 0.076% 448
Kentucky 1,200 $10.83 $22,530 0.070% 529
Oklahoma 810 $10.62 $22,080 0.057% 545
Arkansas 640 $11.76 $24,460 0.057% 418

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 1,150 $18.37 $38,200 0.014% 391
Washington 1,020 $17.06 $35,480 0.040% 433
Massachusetts 470 $16.64 $34,610 0.015% 435
New Jersey 680 $16.13 $33,560 0.018% 449
Iowa 640 $15.92 $33,110 0.045% 302

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Des Moines, IA MSA 400 $16.46 $34,240 0.143%
Montgomery, AL MSA 160 $12.71 $26,430 0.106%
Orange County, CA PMSA 1,350 $10.22 $21,250 0.094%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 750 $10.67 $22,190 0.093%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 1,040 $16.29 $33,890 0.085%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 310 $21.57 $44,860 0.008%
Rochester, NY MSA 50 $20.31 $42,240 0.010%
Newark, NJ PMSA (6) $20.05 $41,710 (6)
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA (6) $19.83 $41,250 (6)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 80 $18.78 $39,060 0.007%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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