Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Horticulturists do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Pay increases are minimal for Horticulturists just starting out. Salaries only go from $31K to $34K after a decade. Compensation is $38K after 10 to 20 years. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Horticulturists after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $44K. Horticulturists with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with more than 20 years and 10 to 20 years.