Men make up the majority of Greenskeepers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $10.32 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although around two in five have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, the larger part claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,000 - $51,259
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,817
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90%

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$8.75 - $15.05
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,000 - $51,259  
   
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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$18,518 - $38,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $15.05  
   
Overtime
$7.59 - $19.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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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$18,518 - $38,798  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $22K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $24K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $39K.

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Experience Affects Greenskeeper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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