Men represent the vast majority of Greenskeepers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $10.56 per hour nationwide. More than a third enjoy medical while close to one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than a fifth. Most Greenskeepers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$18,018 - $50,898|
|Total Pay (||$18,702 - $35,744|
|Hourly Rate||$8.86 - $14.79|
|Overtime||$5.79 - $20.17|
|Total Pay (||$18,702 - $35,744|
Job Description for Greenskeeper
A greenskeeper works on a resort, golf course, or another place with a lawn to ensure that it is well maintained. Greenskeepers work with various landscaping equipment (manual and/or power) such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. These professionals are responsible for maintaining trees, flowers, and other plants and removing weeds, as well as maintaining pathways associated with the property. Greenskeepers may also have to clear trash and debris.Read More...
Depending on the position, greenskeepers may have extra duties such as maintaining other parts of the facility (e.g., bathrooms). When working on a golf course, the greenskeeper must repair damage from tees, balls, and foot traffic. There may also be periodic renovation activities that involve planting various items, removing trees, and other tasks related to improving the landscape.
There are entry-level greenskeeper positions available, as well as positions requiring experience. Full-time and part-time jobs are available. Some greenskeepers may be in charge of design for the area under their supervision, which therefore requires skills related to aesthetic design and creativity. Since almost all of this job involves being outdoors, greenskeepers should be able to work in a variety of weather conditions. Attention to detail is important in this job to ensure that the greens are kept in a prime condition.
- Cleans sidewalks and disposes of debris and trash properly.
- Assist other staff with larger maintenance repairs or projects.
- Monitor the upkeep and maintenance of the landscaping and grounds daily.
- Handle basic preventative and corrective maintenance tasks.
- Keep the grounds in a clean and attractive manner.
Pay by Experience Level for Greenskeeper
Pay by Experience for a Greenskeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Greenskeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Greenskeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Greenskeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 17 salaries. A Greenskeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 13 salaries.
Key Stats for Greenskeeper
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