Groundskeeper Salary

Men make up the majority of Groundskeepers in the United States, bringing in about $10.25 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.84 per hour on the low end to $16.46 on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Groundskeepers. Some workers in this field — nearly one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by one-third. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,815 - $48,585
(Median)
$21K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,921
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$8.84 - $16.46
(Median)
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$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,815 - $48,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
Profit Sharing
$509  
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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$18,619 - $39,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $16.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$13.26 - $26.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
Commission
$1,350  
Profit Sharing
$509  
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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$18,619 - $39,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Groundskeepers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $27K. Groundskeepers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. Groundskeepers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $33K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,823

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

Home to some of the best pay for Groundskeepers, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 66 percent above the national average. Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+48 percent) and St. Louis (+11 percent). Groundskeepers in Dunkirk report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Lexington and 18 percent less in Louisville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
$24,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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