Grounds Caretakers in the United States pull down an average of $12.29 per hour. Grounds Caretakers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, around two in five report medical coverage and one in four claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,273 - $60,778
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,495
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90%

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$9.17 - $19.00
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,273 - $60,778  
   
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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$19,430 - $51,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $19.00  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$19,430 - $51,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. Grounds Caretakers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $43K.

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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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