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Tree Trimmers and Pruners (37-3013)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 88 87 -1.14 4 8 12
United States 55600 61100 0.0 2400 5200 8100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 21.18 13.23 16.06 19.88 25.25 31.02
Alaska 29.31 18.63 23.83 29.15 35.14 40.18
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 29.57 18.23 21.98 29.91 36.49 40.72

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.