Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Landscape Foremans earn an average of $15.16 per hour. Cash earnings for Landscape Foremans — including $5K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $50K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landscape Foremans. Close to a fourth enjoy medical while one-eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,180 - $54,987
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$37K
$55K
MEDIAN: $37,272
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$11.76 - $20.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,180 - $54,987  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $7,500  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$25,280 - $50,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $20.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$16.58 - $30.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$302.01 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $7,500  
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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$25,280 - $50,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 829

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Job Description for Landscape Foreman

A landscape foreman is the person charged with directing the actions of a landscaping crew. While this role is generally considered managerial, most landscape foremen are expected to be involved in the actual landscaping duties. However, some companies are large enough that their work volume demands more of an oversight role (versus manual labor).

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Landscape Foreman Tasks

  • Manage the landscape nursery facilities.
  • Develop and manage landscape department budget.
  • Develop yearly agronomic schedule for the landscape department.
  • Design the ornamental arrangement of flowers, shrubs and trees.
  • Select, order and purchase plants and materials for property.

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Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Foreman

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


For Landscape Foremans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $32K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $35K. On average, Landscape Foremans make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Landscape Foremans with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $40K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Landscape Foreman?

Landscape Foreman in Ithaca:
Work as crew leader 4-5 years for high quality landscape company . Then start your own landscape company.

Landscape Foreman in Casey:
Pros: Enjoys the company and the people he works with. Likes to be outside and sees the change he makes to the landscape everyday.
Cons: Traffic, bees, if we don't work more than 40 hours.

Key Stats for Landscape Foreman

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Landscape Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$35,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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