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Landscaper Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Landscapers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $9.95 per hour nationwide. Pay ranges from $8.67 per hour on the low end to $15.28 on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though years of experience and location have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landscapers. Medical benefits are awarded to about an eighth, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$17,163 - $65,142
(Median)
$17K
$32K
$65K
MEDIAN: $32,388
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$8.67 - $15.28
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$17,163 - $65,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $888  
Profit Sharing
$205.58 - $1,513  
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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$18,306 - $37,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $15.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $1.63  
Overtime
$12.40 - $20.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $888  
   
Profit Sharing
$205.58 - $1,513  
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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$18,306 - $37,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,700

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Job Description for Landscaper

Landscapers, or landscaping technicians, maintain the grounds of a property. Landscaping is an almost exclusively outdoor job, and it is physically demanding as most of the work requires manual labor. Occasionally, however, landscapers will have to work in an office, meeting with clients, drawing up layout designs, and maintaining records. Landscapers work with a variety of equipment, including but not limited to lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, weed whackers, leaf blowers and other power equipment. Additionally, landscapers work with shovels, spades, rakes, hoes and other handheld tools. Landscapers' common jobs include mowing and edging lawns, clearing areas of debris and leaves, planting and watering flowerbeds, removing weeds and unsightly plants, cleaning pathways and sidewalks, pruning and shaping bushes and trees, determining the correct usage of pesticides and fertilizers, and other general maintenance.

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Landscaper Tasks

  • Monitor and activate irrigation systems.
  • Plant, maintain, and repair new landscape areas.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs.
  • Operate ground maintenance equipment including lawn movers, trimmers and edgers.
  • Apply fertilizer and pesticides to landscape areas.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Landscaper


Austin Outdoor, Chapel Valley Landscape Company, Trugreen Landcare, ALSW, and Bio Landscape are among the top companies that take on many Landscapers. Those at Self-Employed can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $28K. Soaring salaries can also be found at The Brickman Group, Ltd., Colorado Golf Club, and LandscapesUSA, where earnings of $24K, $24K, or $20K are standard for Landscapers.

Landscapers will find the worst pay at Total Environment, where the median salary crawls in at $18K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $21K, leaving little room for growth. City of Frankfort, Bio Landscape, and Landscapes USA also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $18K, $19K, and $19K-paychecks on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaper

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


For many Landscapers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $21K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. Landscapers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $28K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Landscapers working in Denver earn a bit more than the national average, but overall, earnings in this area are not heavily influenced by geographic location. Landscapers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+1 percent). Jacksonville is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Houston and 10 percent less in West Palm Beach, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Landscaper Reviews

What is it like working as a Landscaper?

Landscaper in Daytona Beach:
Pros: 1. The fact that in this job you can work hard and immediately see the result of your hard work. 2. Through my job in particular is an opportunity I have capitalized on to learn Spanish and become bilingual.

Landscaper in Austin:
"My Job."
Pros: I like the people I work with. I also like using my hands.
Cons: It can get really hot.

Landscaper in Lewisville:
"I Like Working With Plants."
Pros: Landscaping gives me the opportunity to work with plants and making things look pretty.
Cons: I do not like the noise of the equipment.

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Experience Affects Landscaper Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$22,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 12% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 88%
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