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Caretaker, Grounds Salary

The average Grounds Caretaker in the United States earns approximately $12.09 per hour. Approximately one-half enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in six. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,897 - $59,982
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MEDIAN: $30,132
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$9.03 - $19.47
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,897 - $59,982  
   
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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$19,576 - $50,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $19.47  
   
Overtime
$8.88 - $27.02  
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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$19,576 - $50,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $25K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $27K. Grounds Caretakers see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $46K.

 
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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 71%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 49%
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