Groundskeeper Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Groundskeepers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $12.15 per hour nationwide. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just under one-half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Groundskeepers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,932 - $51,202
$21K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,633
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$9.64 - $17.75
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MEDIAN: $12.19
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$0$51K
Salary $20,932 - $51,202
Bonus $10.21 - $2,740
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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$20,199 - $41,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.64 - $17.75
Hourly Tips $1.47
Overtime $14.79 - $30.81
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $10.21 - $2,740
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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$20,199 - $41,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 496

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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.

Groundskeeper Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Groundskeeper


Hillenmeyer Landscaping Services leads the field in terms of pay, with 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: $26,526

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

With a pay rate for Groundskeepers that is 57 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+50 percent) and Denver (+34 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dunkirk, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Lexington and Louisville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 27 percent lower and 26 percent lower, respectively.

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
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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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 101 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 36%
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