Landscape Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than two-thirds of Landscape Managers. Pay fluctuates from $32K to $68K per year, but expected earnings average $47K per year. Overall cash earnings of Landscape Managers stretch from $32K to $68K; the final number can encompass up to $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of almost $12K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landscape Managers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than half lack coverage. On the flip side, a little over a half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,731 - $66,689
(Median)
$36K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,293
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90%

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$12.84 - $24.62
(Median)
$13
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,731 - $66,689  
   
Bonus
$747 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $9,787  
Commission
$2,349 - $11,836  
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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$31,736 - $68,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $24.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.00  
Overtime
$19.18 - $30.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$747 - $9,635  
   
Commission
$2,349 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $9,787  
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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$31,736 - $68,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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.


For Landscape Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $54K, 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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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