Men make up the majority of Landscapers in the United States, bringing in about $11.81 per hour. Final cash compensation to Landscapers varies from around $20K to approximately $42K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $15K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. About one in six report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a tenth collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,245 - $57,699
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$19K
$33K
$58K
MEDIAN: $33,193
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$9.29 - $17.47
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,245 - $57,699  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $14,899  
Commission
$400.00  
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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$19,645 - $42,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $17.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.63  
Overtime
$13.54 - $25.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$195.74 - $2,936  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $14,899  
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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$19,645 - $42,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
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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. Although The Brickman Group, Ltd. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $26K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $19K on the low end all the way up to $37K at the top. Other leaders in compensation levels are Colorado Golf Club at $24K, Self-Employed at $22K, and LandscapesUSA, where Landscapers annually earn $20K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $21K — but Total Environment offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $18K. City of Frankfort, Bio Landscape and Austin Outdoor are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $28K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. For Landscapers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,099

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For Landscapers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. One of the biggest compensable factors for Landscapers is geography, with workers in Norcross earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 27 percent less in Houston and 26 percent less in Port St. Lucie, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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What is it like working as a Landscaper?

Landscaper in 44706:
"All around landscaping, we do it a lot of different jobs."
Pros: The freedom of it, and the great people I meet and work with. And making great money to give back to people who really need it.
Cons: People who rip me off and don't pay me after I did my part. One sided people.

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
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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