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Caretaker, Grounds Salary

Grounds Caretakers in the United States take home an average $12.30 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one-half, and about a fourth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,994 - $59,787
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$60K
MEDIAN: $30,401
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90%

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$9.01 - $19.56
(Median)
$9
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,994 - $59,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
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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$19,710 - $50,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $19.56  
   
Overtime
$8.94 - $26.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
   
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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$19,710 - $50,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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.


Grounds Caretakers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $26K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $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 66%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 49%