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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 8490 7.14 611
United States 54,50060,900 11.72,700 4,1007,440

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.4412.7215.46 19.2224.4230.00
Alaska 24.4114.6118.29 24.8729.1833.33
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.1814.3417.57 23.2529.6735.65

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10815 13.933.3 25.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation28
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 106
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 26.5

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