Arborist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Arborist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $61,380
District of Columbia $61,230
Illinois $59,860
New Jersey $59,770
Connecticut $56,000
California $55,730
New York $52,420
Washington $52,330
Wyoming $49,840
South Dakota $49,250
Massachusetts $49,040
Mississippi $48,730
Montana $48,260
Michigan $48,240
Utah $48,240
Missouri $48,170
Maine $48,040
Indiana $48,020
New Mexico $47,130
Pennsylvania $46,980
Arizona $46,970
Oregon $46,910
Kentucky $46,640
Hawaii $45,250
Rhode Island $42,850
Colorado $42,190
Minnesota $41,850
Delaware $40,230
Maryland $39,540
North Dakota $39,340
New Hampshire $39,160
Ohio $39,070
Iowa $38,890
Georgia $38,880
Vermont $38,770
Kansas $38,470
West Virginia $38,470
Alabama $38,420
Florida $38,420
North Carolina $38,390
Nebraska $38,360
Arkansas $38,270
Oklahoma $38,250
Louisiana $37,830
Tennessee $37,600
Wisconsin $36,670
Virginia $36,660
Puerto Rico $35,790
South Carolina $31,080
Nevada $30,370
Idaho $30,160
Texas $30,160

How do arborist salaries compare to similar careers?

Arborists earn 10% 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 $68K
Park naturalist salary $64K
Range manager salary $64K
Forester salary $64K
Landscaper salary $49K
Arborist salary $47K
Lawn care specialist salary $38K
Irrigation technician salary $34K
Grounds maintenance worker salary $34K
Forest and conservation worker salary $31K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)