Horticulturist Salary

Pay for Horticulturists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.49 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Horticulturists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Horticulturists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by about one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,524 - $60,719
$28K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,353
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$10.09 - $21.10
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MEDIAN: $14.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,524 - $60,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Commission
$280.00  
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 - $53,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $21.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.60  
Overtime
$16.06 - $31.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
Commission
$280.00  
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 - $53,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Horticulturists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $37K. Horticulturists bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $42K.

Horticulturist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Horticulturist?

Horticulturist in Cockeysville:
"Responsibility."
Push to take on more responsibility early on otherwise you might get stuck at the bottom for a long time. Challenge yourself!

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Key Stats for Horticulturist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

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
15%
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Experience Affects Horticulturist Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Horticulturist Salaries

Production Horticulture
▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$35,000


Maintenance
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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