Groundskeeper Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Groundskeepers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $11.34 per hour. The range in pay spans from $8.67 per hour to $17.47. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Health benefits are not claimed by all—about a third lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and about half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Groundskeepers is high. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Groundskeeper Salary (?
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$19,535 - $51,947
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MEDIAN: $31,198
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Groundskeeper Salary (?
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$8.67 - $17.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,535 - $51,947  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $5,750  
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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$18,366 - $41,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $17.47  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $27.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $5,750  
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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$18,366 - $41,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Job Description for Groundskeeper

Groundskeepers maintain property that belongs to businesses, schools and individuals. They work in both the public and private sector. They often work at large outdoor venues such as parks or entertainment facilities. They can also work at apartment complexes, universities and private and public parks.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Groundskeeper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Groundskeepers, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $22K, increasing to $27K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $33K after 10 to 20 years. As Groundskeepers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $36K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$25,000
Atlanta
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North Beach
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Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Groundskeepers in North Beach earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average.

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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Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 37%