Arborist

Kaitiaki Rākau

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Arborists look after and maintain trees, including trees in parks, in people's backyards, and trees around power lines.

Pay

Trainee arborists with up to five years' experience usually earn

$16-$18 per hour

Arborists with more than five years' experience usually earn

$18-$30 per hour

Job opportunities

Job opportunities for arborists are good due to a shortage of people in the role.
Chrissy Spence in a harness high up in the branches of a tree

Arborists maintain trees and deal with trees that are hazards

Last updated 26 May 2017