Currently, the approximate cost of two- and four-year degrees is $105,000 and $53,000 respectively, and the average annual salary for arborists in Massachusetts is $42,000. Investing in a degree in Arboriculture & Community Forestry will pay back the cost of the degree in less than 3 years. Career advancement is excellent, with many opportunities to become managers, salespeople, or owning your own company. Seasoned arborists often make more than $100,000 annually. This is the most recent economic report summarizing the Green Industry in New England. Check out how some of our recent grads are doing here.