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Landscaper Salary

Men make up the majority of Landscapers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $9.94 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.65 per hour on the lower end to $15.23 on the higher end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by tenure and location. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in eight, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. 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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$17,465 - $67,156
(Median)
$17K
$32K
$67K
MEDIAN: $32,388
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$8.65 - $15.23
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$17,465 - $67,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $976  
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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$18,297 - $37,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.65 - $15.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $1.63  
Overtime
$12.36 - $20.64  
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 - $976  
   
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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$18,297 - $37,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,675

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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. Self-Employed attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $28K. The Brickman Group, Ltd., Colorado Golf Club, and Greener Images are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Landscapers earning around $24K, $24K, or $22K at each firm, respectively.

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. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. Landscapers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Although Landscapers working in Denver have incomes that are slightly above the national average, geography doesn't actually seem to affect pay that much. 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 9 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 270 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%