Groundskeeper Salary

Men make up the majority of Groundskeepers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $10.11 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.82 per hour and $16.30. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. While nearly one-half report receiving no health benefits, close to one-half do receive medical coverage, and around one in three have dental, as well. The majority of Groundskeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,634 - $51,427
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,848
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$8.82 - $16.30
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,634 - $51,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$18,532 - $38,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $16.30  
   
Overtime
$13.05 - $26.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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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$18,532 - $38,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 640
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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

  • 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Groundskeeper


Hillenmeyer Landscaping Services offers the largest salaries in town — $20K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Groundskeeper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $21K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $26K. Groundskeepers bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $34K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Groundskeepers that is 67 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+62 percent) and St. Louis (+14 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Dunkirk is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Lexington and Louisville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

Groundskeeper Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Groundskeeper Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 50%
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