Horticulturist Salary

Average Horticulturists in the United States make around $14.47 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Horticulturists is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,422 - $60,864
$27K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,486
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$10.05 - $21.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,422 - $60,864  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Commission
$2,140  
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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$22,965 - $52,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $21.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.60  
Overtime
$15.94 - $31.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Commission
$2,140  
Profit Sharing
$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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$22,965 - $52,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Job Description for Horticulturist

Horticulturists have a variety of duties which revolve around the growing, breeding, and landscaping of plants. They are employed in a range of industries, including landscaping, nursery production, and plant science. Horticulturists generally spend most of their day outside, working to maintain the vitality of their plants.

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Horticulturist Tasks

  • Water, mulch, trim, and care for lawns and plants.
  • Create living plant arrangements and displays in designated outdoor areas.
  • Operate machinery and use tools to care for soil and plants.
  • Train, prune, fertilize, and care for perennials and annuals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Horticulturist

Pay by Experience for a Horticulturist has a positive trend. An entry-level Horticulturist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Horticulturist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Horticulturist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 68 salaries. A Horticulturist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 45 salaries.

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Key Stats for Horticulturist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Horticulturist Salaries

▲23%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$35,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Horticulturist Salaries

Production Horticulture
▲23%

▲1%

National Average
$35,000


Maintenance
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 33%