Caretaker, Grounds Salary

The average Grounds Caretaker in the United States earns approximately $12.02 per hour. 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 more than two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. Job satisfaction for Grounds Caretakers is high. Men make up the vast majority of Grounds Caretakers (88 percent) who took the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$21,987 - $60,331
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$38K
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MEDIAN: $38,000
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$9.08 - $18.63
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MEDIAN: $12.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,987 - $60,331  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$19,354 - $51,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $18.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$13.95 - $26.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$19,354 - $51,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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

  • 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.


Grounds Caretakers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $24K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. Grounds Caretakers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Grounds Caretakers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

Key Stats for Caretaker, Grounds

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

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
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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