Groundskeeper Salary

Groundskeepers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $12.15 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little less than one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Groundskeepers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,331 - $50,827
$20K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,087
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$9.54 - $17.90
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$0$50K
Salary $20,331 - $50,827
Bonus $10.14 - $2,762
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$20,035 - $41,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.54 - $17.90
Hourly Tips $1.47
Overtime $14.67 - $29.38
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $10.14 - $2,762
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$20,035 - $41,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 479

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Job Description for Groundskeeper

Groundskeepers generally work independently, for management companies, or directly for other employers, and are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of particular areas of land. As such, they usually work outside and must be able to withstand hot and cold weather. Common duties include mowing lawns, pulling weeds, trimming hedges, planting flowers and shrubbery, fertilizing, watering, raking leaves, and generally keeping the lawn, plants, and hedges in good shape.

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Groundskeeper Tasks

  • 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Groundskeeper


Those at Hillenmeyer Landscaping Services can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $20K.

Pay by Experience Level for Groundskeeper

Pay by Experience for a Groundskeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Groundskeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 313 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Groundskeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Groundskeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 136 salaries. A Groundskeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,579

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Groundskeepers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+49 percent) and Denver (+33 percent). Groundskeepers in Dunkirk report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Lexington and Louisville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (27 percent less).

Groundskeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Groundskeeper?

Groundskeeper in San Antonio:
"Best job ever!"
Pros: Im on my own all day & I'm outside. As long as I do my job right then nobody bothers me.
Cons: Picking up dog shit that residents refuse to pick up themselves. They let their dogs poop on sidewalks, by the pool, next to patios etc.

Groundskeeper in Kansas City:
"Never ending."
Pros: Talking to different people while cleaning.
Cons: Too much stuff that I haft to do.

Groundskeeper in Frankfort:
"Outdoors."
Pros: Its nice to be outside and the place is pretty.
Cons: Sometimes the work is hard.

Groundskeeper in Lexington:
"I like my job."
Pros: Responsibility.
Cons: Walking behind the weed eater.

Groundskeeper in Garden City:
"Too easy."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Working in cold weather.

Key Stats for Groundskeeper

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Groundskeeper Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲16%

▲12%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 35%
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