Arborist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Arborist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $50,188
Alabama $38,340
Arkansas $31,100
Arizona $43,260
California $47,340
Colorado $33,210
Connecticut $38,970
District of Columbia $61,230
Delaware $40,230
Florida $28,300
Georgia $28,050
Hawaii $44,930
Iowa $42,110
Idaho $42,890
Illinois $49,781
Indiana $37,630
Kansas $41,400
Kentucky $32,610
Louisiana $35,550
Massachusetts $46,880
Maryland $45,610
Maine $34,870
Michigan $36,310
Minnesota $55,750
Missouri $42,100
Mississippi $42,720
Montana $48,260
North Carolina $34,430
North Dakota $39,870
Nebraska $34,420
New Hampshire $40,030
New Jersey $48,120
New Mexico $39,690
Nevada $34,790
New York $52,680
Ohio $38,650
Oklahoma $28,300
Oregon $43,740
Pennsylvania $35,684
Puerto Rico $35,510
Rhode Island $42,850
South Carolina $30,690
South Dakota $36,600
Tennessee $32,280
Texas $34,120
Utah $34,630
Virginia $43,110
Vermont $39,190
Washington $56,990
Wisconsin $33,980
West Virginia $34,320
Wyoming $30,260

How do arborist salaries compare to similar careers?

Arborists earn 21% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than landscape architects but more than forest and conservation workers.

Career Median Salary
Landscape architect salary $70K
Soil and plant scientist salary $63K
Park naturalist salary $63K
Range manager salary $63K
Forester salary $62K
Arborist salary $39K
Lawn care specialist salary $37K
Landscaper salary $35K
Irrigation technician salary $30K
Forest and conservation worker salary $30K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)