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Gardener Salary

Median pay for Gardeners in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.24 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Roughly one in three enjoy medical while between a fifth and a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-eighth. For the most part, Gardeners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Gardeners who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$18,491 - $55,069
(Median)
$18K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $34,670
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$9.14 - $24.56
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$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$18,491 - $55,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$19,325 - $52,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $24.56  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $28.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$19,325 - $52,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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Job Description for Gardener

A gardener generally works as a professional contractor or under direct employment by a facility with large landscaping resources and needs. This person generally tends to the upkeep and care of the landscape design on an ongoing basis. Typically, a gardener doesn’t build or create, but rather helps maintain the current landscape design and environment. The gardener is likely expected to attend to the upkeep of the grounds under his or her care. This not only includes regular mowing, but also setting up proper watering schedules, trimming, weed care, and fertilizing. Additionally, the gardener cares for all flowering plants in the landscape design, assessing any environmental difficulties observed and acting proactively to treat them. During appropriate seasons, the gardener is responsible for removing leaves, adding mulch, and doing any additional planting. As it becomes necessary, the gardener should make recommendations for improving or enhancing the design as he or she sees fit.

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Gardener Tasks

  • Remove snow, debris, litter, and unsightly materials.
  • Operate vehicles like trucks, mowers, tractors and chainsaws to mow grass, prune, and care for soil.
  • Care for plantings by mulching, aerating, weeding, trimming, and applying fertilizers and insecticide.
  • Oversee and improve outdoor areas, including grass, shrubbery, trees, and plantings.
  • Maintain equipment and tools.

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Pay by Experience Level for Gardener

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Gardeners, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $23K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. For Gardeners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $40K.

Experience Affects Gardener Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 67%