Caretaker, Grounds Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Grounds Caretakers earn an average of $13.59 per hour. Most Grounds Caretakers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While close to one-half report receiving no health benefits, nearly one-half do receive medical coverage, and just under a third have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$20,729 - $61,499|
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|$19,100 - $52,936|
|Hourly Rate||$8.82 - $20.27|
|Overtime||$14.49 - $26.80|
|Total Pay (||$19,100 - $52,936|
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.Read More...
This job involves periodically patrolling the premises; in areas where it snows, snow removal from pathways will also be part of the job. Maintenance of walkways and sidewalks is constant, and these caretakers may also make small repairs to structures on the premises. This job is physically demanding and requires a lot of hands-on work, and the abilities to carry out repetitive motions, carry heavy items, bend and stoop, and stand and walk for long periods of time are essential. They should also be familiar with power and hand tools and equipment, such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, and tractors.
Grounds caretakers must be friendly toward all guests and residents and should provide excellent customer service. Some positions may also require handyman skills, such as in plumbing and electrical. A high school diploma is often a minimum requirement, but not always so.
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.
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