Horticulturist Salary

A Horticulturist earns an average salary of $40,363 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$29,885 - $58,640
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,362
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$9.63 - $21.40
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,885 - $58,640  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$23,088 - $54,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $21.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$13.02 - $36.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$23,088 - $54,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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

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

Horticulturist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Horticulturist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Horticulturist Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Design
up arrow 3%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 6%

Maintenance
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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