Groundskeeper Salary

The average pay for a Groundskeeper is $12.14 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$20,628 - $50,564
$21K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,422
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$9.41 - $17.90
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MEDIAN: $12.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,628 - $50,564  
   
Bonus
$10.00 - $2,800  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$1,350  
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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$19,982 - $41,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $17.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.40  
Overtime
$14.35 - $29.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$10.00 - $2,800  
   
Commission
$1,350  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$19,982 - $41,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 460

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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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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: $26,574

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Groundskeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Groundskeeper?

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

Key Stats for Groundskeeper

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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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 75 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 35%