Job Description for Groundsman
Groundsmen work primarily outside in various locations to ensure appropriate upkeep for lawns, gardens, and other areas, and they may use tools such as lawn mowers, hoes, working mulch, water, edging, and gardening beds.Read More...
Groundsmen work in a variety of locations, and some work independently for individuals or contracting companies to maintain garden and lawn areas. Some groundsman also work with larger tools and machinery that can be quite dangerous and require extensive knowledge and experience. They must be able to work carefully with their hands to provide high-quality care and ensure that outdoor areas look presentable, and some work for golf courses and other businesses that require regular outdoor care and groundwork.
Groundsmen may work independently, but also in large groups depending on the size of the job, and a high school diploma and prior work experience in an outdoor setting are often minimum requirements for this position while some employers require an associate's degree or certifications. Hours for groundsmen can vary greatly and include morning or nighttime work.
- Maintain cleanliness outside each building.
- Pressure wash the outside of the buildings and sidewalks.
- Notify management of any problems with the grounds landscaping.
- Maintain the grounds of property.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Groundsman
Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Pike Electric, Inc. offers the most; Groundsmans earn $29K on average there.
Salaries are easily beat at Asplundh Tree Expert Company, where median pay comes to just $24K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $20K and ending at $32K, range in salary is rather small.
Pay by Experience Level for Groundsman
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $29K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $27K. Groundsmans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Groundsmans 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 $39K.
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