Caretaker, Grounds Salary

Median pay for Grounds Caretakers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.88 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-half, and about a fourth earn dental coverage. Most Grounds Caretakers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The vast majority of Grounds Caretakers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$21,556 - $60,079

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$9.07 - $19.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,556 - $60,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
Total Pay (?
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$19,675 - $50,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $19.15  
   
Overtime
$5.25 - $27.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
   
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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$19,675 - $50,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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

  • 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $25K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $27K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $29K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 50%
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