Caretaker, Grounds Salary

Grounds Caretakers in the United States can expect wages of $11.96 per hour on average. Most Grounds Caretakers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Approximately half enjoy medical while approximately one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a sixth. The vast majority of Grounds Caretakers (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,244 - $59,787
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MEDIAN: $30,367
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$9.06 - $19.27
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,244 - $59,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
Total Pay (?
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$19,262 - $50,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $19.27  
   
Overtime
$8.73 - $27.11  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,262 - $50,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Caretaker, Grounds

  • Handle basic preventative and corrective maintenance tasks.
  • Keep the grounds in a clean and attractive manner.
  • Monitor the upkeep and maintenance of the landscaping and grounds daily.
  • Cleans sidewalks and disposes of debris and trash properly.
  • Assist other staff with larger maintenance repairs or projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Caretaker, Grounds

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Grounds Caretakers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $25K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $27K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grounds Caretakers make a median salary of $29K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $46K.

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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 49%
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