Greenskeeper Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Greenskeepers earn an average of $10.08 per hour. Most Greenskeepers report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than one-fifth collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,065 - $73,974
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$74K
MEDIAN: $34,817
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$8.15 - $15.00
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,065 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$18,044 - $38,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.15 - $15.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$10.72 - $21.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$18,044 - $38,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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.

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Greenskeeper Tasks

  • 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 Greenskeeper

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


Greenskeepers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $21K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $27K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $32K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Greenskeeper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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