Median pay for Grounds Caretakers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.16 per hour. The vast majority of Grounds Caretakers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Work is enjoyable for Grounds Caretakers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the larger part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly two in five and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one in four. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,903 - $60,480
$22K
$35K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,496
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50%
90%

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$9.12 - $18.44
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,903 - $60,480  
   
Bonus
$509  
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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$19,394 - $51,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $18.44  
   
Overtime
$13.82 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$19,394 - $51,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Caretaker, Grounds

Grounds caretakers manage the exterior appearance of a facility and ensure that the grounds are free of obstructions and other hazards. They are often responsible for picking up and removing trash, gardening and weeding, planting new plants, and maintaining current flora by watering and fertilizing, as well as arranging gardens for aesthetic appeal.

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Caretaker, Grounds Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Caretaker, Grounds

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


Grounds Caretakers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. Grounds Caretakers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Grounds Caretakers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $43K.

Key Stats for Caretaker, Grounds

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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