Caretaker, Grounds Salary

Grounds Caretakers in the United States pull down an average of $12.42 per hour. While slightly more than half report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. The majority of Grounds Caretakers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (88 percent) of Grounds Caretakers who answered the questionnaire are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$22,227 - $59,869
$22K
$37K
$60K
MEDIAN: $37,272
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$8.90 - $18.71
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$22,227 - $59,869  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$19,254 - $51,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $18.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$13.95 - $26.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$19,254 - $51,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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

Pay by Experience for a Caretaker, Grounds has a positive trend. An entry-level Caretaker, Grounds with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Caretaker, Grounds with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Caretaker, Grounds which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 32 salaries. A Caretaker, Grounds with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 15 salaries.

Key Stats for Caretaker, Grounds

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 54%
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