Average Salary of a Landscaper
For young people who would rather spend their days outside, instead of inside a college classroom, landscaping may be an option. Let’s take a look at the average salary of a landscaper in South Carolina. A landscaping worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average hourly wage of $11.75, with a high-end of $13.75. A landscaping supervisor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average hourly wage of $13.50, with the potential of taking home $22.00 per hour or more, as they take on a more management role.
According to npr.org, the average salary of a landscaper can go up quite a bit if you own your business. Landscaping entrepreneur Joe Lamacchia of Holliston, Mass, started by cutting grass with a mower immediately following high school. Today, he owns a landscaping and paving company that earns $2 million per year. Lamacchia says that some skilled workers (electricians or welders) can earn up to $70K a year with overtime.
Average Salary Florida Electricians
Taking Joe Lamacchia’s advice, let’s say a young person in Florida works as an electrician. With 5-9 years of experience, he will earn an average hourly wage of $17.50 per hour, with a potential of $21.75. If we go north and take a look at electrician jobs in Maine, we find that an electrician with 5-9 years under his belt earns an average hourly wage of $21.50, with a high-end of $26.25.
Of course, Joe is from Massachusetts, so let’s see what the wage is there. For an electrician with 5-9 years of experience in Massachusetts, the average hourly wage is $23.50, but one could earn up to $30.00 per hour, which would mean an electrician salary in the $60,000/year range, assuming fulltime work and no overtime.
If that electrician had 10-19 years of experience, the average hourly wage is $27.00, up to $36.25 per hour, which would mean an electrician salary in the $70K per year range, as Joe mentioned. Keep in mind, though, that’s the high-end, not the average.
Wyoming Welder Jobs
Another job that Joe Lamacchia mentioned was welding. If we take a look at Wyoming welder jobs, what are the hourly wage rates or salaries? A welder in Wyoming with 1-4 years of experience earns an average hourly wage of $16.00, with a potential of $18.00. An acetylene welder in Wyoming with same amount of experience does a little better, with an average hourly wage of $16.75 and a high-end of $18.50.
Let’s go back to Massachusetts, Joe’s turf, and see how a welder fares there. With 1-4 years of experience, a welder in Mass. earns an average hourly wage of $16.50, with a high-end of $19.25. A welder with 10-19 years of experience in Massachusetts does much better, earning an hourly wage of $22.25 with the potential of $27.00. If you’re willing to put in the years, and learn your trade well, pay does go up.
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Dr. Al Lee