Landscaper Salary

A sizeable majority of Landscapers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $10.00 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.72 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.35. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though tenure and location have a (lesser) impact as well. About an eighth enjoy medical while less than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landscapers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,476 - $59,308

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$8.72 - $15.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,476 - $59,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $960  
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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$18,416 - $36,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.72 - $15.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $0.73  
Overtime
$12.43 - $20.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $960  
   
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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$18,416 - $36,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,756
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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Landscapers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Self-Employed — the median salary there is $28K. Also paying near the top of the field are The Brickman Group, Ltd. at $24K, Colorado Golf Club at $24K, and LandscapesUSA, where Landscapers annually earn $20K.

Pay for Landscapers is the lowest at Total Environment, which has a median salary of $18K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $21K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include City of Frankfort ($18K), Bio Landscape ($19K), and Austin Outdoor ($19K).

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaper

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


For Landscapers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $25K. Landscapers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $28K. Landscapers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $30K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Landscapers working in Denver earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. Landscapers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+1 percent). Jacksonville is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Houston and 11 percent less in Port St. Lucie, 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

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National Average
$22,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 261 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: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 88%
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