Men make up the majority of Groundsmans in the United States, bringing in about $12.78 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,492 - $51,825
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$52K
MEDIAN: $30,400
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$9.83 - $17.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,492 - $51,825  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,645 - $41,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $17.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$13.45 - $30.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$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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$20,645 - $41,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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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.

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Groundsman Tasks

  • 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.

Key Stats for Groundsman

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Groundsman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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