Landscaper Salary

Men make up the majority of Landscapers in the United States, bringing in about $9.99 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.71 per hour to $15.35. While career length and geography impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Around an eighth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landscapers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$17,465 - $60,402
(Median)
$17K
$31K
$60K
MEDIAN: $30,974
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$8.71 - $15.35
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$17,465 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $959  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $1,500  
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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$18,387 - $36,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $15.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $0.73  
Overtime
$12.44 - $20.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $959  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $1,500  
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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$18,387 - $36,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,763
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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


Landscapers fill the offices of leading firms Austin Outdoor, Chapel Valley Landscape Company, Trugreen Landcare, ALSW, and Bio Landscape. For Landscapers, comfortable salaries can be found at Self-Employed; in fact, median earnings sit around $28K, the highest in the area. The Brickman Group, Ltd., Colorado Golf Club, and LandscapesUSA are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Landscapers earning around $24K, $24K, or $20K at each firm, respectively.

Employees at Total Environment take home the smallest paychecks, and $18K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $17K and quickly nearing the top at only $21K. City of Frankfort, Bio Landscape, and Landscapes USA also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $18K, $19K, and $19K.

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaper

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


Landscapers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $21K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $25K. On average, Landscapers make $28K following one to two decades on the job. Landscapers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Compared to the national average, Denver Landscapers have slightly bigger paychecks. Nonetheless, location does not appear to strongly drive pay in one direction or the other for this occupation. Jacksonville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Workers in Houston and Port St. Lucie earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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 268 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
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: 87%
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