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Horticulturist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Horticulturist is $40,560 per year.
Horticulturist Salary (?
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$29,730 - $55,853
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,559
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Horticulturist Salary (?
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$9.82 - $24.09
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,730 - $55,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$23,617 - $53,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $24.09  
   
Overtime
$11.55 - $35.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$23,617 - $53,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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

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Experience Affects Horticulturist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$36,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Horticulturist Salaries

National Average
$36,000
up arrow 5%
Plant Maintenance
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%