Tree Trimmers and Pruners (37-3013)

Occupation 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. Excludes 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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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8589 4.70 22
United States 53,20056,200 5.6300 9601,260

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.3210.4112.88 16.1021.1926.78
Alaska 23.9117.3920.33 24.4327.6029.50

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10320 19.436.0 26.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation28
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation19
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 97
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 24.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training