Greenskeeper Salary

Greenskeepers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $10.48 per hour. Although over a third have medical coverage and nearly one in four have dental coverage, a majority claim no health benefits at all. Most Greenskeepers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,383 - $50,810
$18K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,472
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50%
90%

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$8.77 - $15.17
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$15
MEDIAN: $10.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,383 - $50,810  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,493 - $39,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $15.17  
   
Overtime
$7.59 - $20.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Total Pay (?
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$18,493 - $39,051  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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.


For many Greenskeepers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $22K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $24K. Greenskeepers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $40K on average.

Key Stats for Greenskeeper

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Greenskeeper Salaries

Late-Career
▲72%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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