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Landscaper Salary

Men make up the majority of Landscapers in the United States, bringing in about $9.96 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.68 per hour and $15.29. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and location. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-eighth, and less than one-tenth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Landscapers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,113 - $64,229
(Median)
$17K
$32K
$64K
MEDIAN: $32,067
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$8.68 - $15.29
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
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
$17,113 - $64,229  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
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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$18,318 - $36,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $15.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $1.63  
Overtime
$12.40 - $20.69  
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 - $800  
   
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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$18,318 - $36,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,722

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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 all popular places to work. Self-Employed offers the largest salaries in town — $28K on average. 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.

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 are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($18K, $19K, and $19K respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaper

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


For Landscapers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $21K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $28K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $30K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Jacksonville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Houston and West Palm Beach are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, 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
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: 87%
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