Gardener Salary

The average pay for a Gardener is $12.88 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$18,144 - $55,168
(Median)
$18K
$33K
$55K
MEDIAN: $32,555
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$9.13 - $24.45
(Median)
$9
$13
$24
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$18,144 - $55,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
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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$19,207 - $52,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $24.45  
   
Overtime
$12.65 - $29.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
   
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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$19,207 - $52,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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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.

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Experience Affects Gardener Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 69%