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Caretaker, Grounds Salary

An average Grounds Caretaker in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.15 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men account for the majority of Grounds Caretakers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. A little more than half enjoy medical while slightly less than a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-sixth. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$20,121 - $61,363
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MEDIAN: $30,268
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$8.93 - $20.08
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,121 - $61,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
Total Pay (?
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$19,456 - $51,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $20.08  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $27.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$19,456 - $51,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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 $26K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $27K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $47K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Experience Affects Caretaker, Grounds Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 48%