SOC Code 37-3013 - Tree Trimmers and Pruners

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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.


SOC Code 37-3013 - Tree Trimmers and Pruners is a a final level code of the “Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 47,210 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $20.44 and average Annual Wage of $42,510.

Occupation Examples

  • Pruner
  • Tree Pruner
  • Tree Specialist
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Tree Trimmer

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