The average pay for a Gardener is $14.48 per hour.
Gardener Total Pay (?
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$18,556 - $54,401
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54K
MEDIAN: $34,982
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Gardener Total Pay (?
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$9.49 - $25.10
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$18,556 - $54,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
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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$19,945 - $53,116  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.49 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$8.14 - $31.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
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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$19,945 - $53,116  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Gardener
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Gardener Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 66%
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