Caretaker, Grounds Salary

For Grounds Caretakers, hourly average wages total $12.04 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The vast majority of Grounds Caretakers (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Slightly more than half enjoy medical while about a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in six. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,244 - $59,787
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MEDIAN: $30,367
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$9.06 - $19.27
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,244 - $59,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
Total Pay (?
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$19,262 - $50,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $19.27  
   
Overtime
$5.25 - $27.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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: 20 Jun 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. During the first five years of their careers, Grounds Caretakers see a median income of $25K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grounds Caretakers make a median salary of $29K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

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: 52% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 48%
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