Landscape Manager Salary

With just below two-thirds of Landscape Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Landscape Managers is $47K per year and can range from $32K on the lower end to $68K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Landscape Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $68K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Landscape Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Landscape Managers are male. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, over one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,860 - $68,074
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,562
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$12.14 - $21.91
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,860 - $68,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $7,213  
Commission
$1,490 - $19,392  
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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$31,998 - $68,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 507
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $21.91  
   
Overtime
$18.70 - $31.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Commission
$1,490 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $7,213  
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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$31,998 - $68,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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Job Description for Landscape Manager

Landscape managers ensure that the landscaping standards of the hiring company are maintained. This involves planning the design of the landscape, with day-to-day operations including overseeing maintenance crews, maintaining budgets, conducting soil analysis, and performing grounds inspections. Depending on the specific needs of the position, ordering equipment and implementing new features may also be required. Equipment varies in function and operation, but general experience with landscaping tools should cover most requirements.

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Landscape Manager Tasks

  • Design and implement all renovation projects and manage the personnel assigned to these projects.
  • Train and supervise employees of the landscaping crew.
  • Perform insect and disease identification and control in designated gardens and landscape areas.
  • Assist with scheduling employees, delegating job tasks, maintaining inventory and creating written reports and correspondence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Manager

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


Landscape Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $38K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $44K. Landscape Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $55K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Landscape Manager Advice

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

Landscape Manager in Nashville:
"Doing everything for my company."
I would see just how involved everyone is in the company and how each fill about quality of work the company provides.

Landscape Manager in Estero:
"Keep going and growing."
You must continue to keep pushing yourself and accepting new challenges. Don't settle to be happy, continue to grow as a person. Sell more, manage more, keep learning new industry advantages. Stay ahead of the curve. Learn how to manage people and not say yes to everyone! Speak up, but at the same time know when to say less. Forecast the future so that you can sustain quality control. Once you figure out how to sell, it becomes easy, keeping the customer is what matters.

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Experience Affects Landscape Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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