Horticulturist Salary

Median pay for Horticulturists in the United States is around $14.59 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — nearly one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,931 - $60,337
$28K
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MEDIAN: $39,788
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$10.03 - $22.04
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MEDIAN: $14.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,931 - $60,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,919  
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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$22,949 - $53,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $22.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.60  
Overtime
$15.95 - $32.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,919  
   
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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$22,949 - $53,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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

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

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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
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Horticulturist Salaries

▲21%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Horticulturist Salaries

Production Horticulture
▲21%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000


Maintenance
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 33%
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