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.
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.
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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.