Landscaper Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Landscapers earn an average of $12.09 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Landscapers spread between $20K and $42K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a fifth, and nearly one in ten earn dental coverage. Most Landscapers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$19,431 - $54,486
$19K
$32K
$54K
MEDIAN: $32,384
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$9.61 - $17.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,431 - $54,486  
   
Bonus
$197.55 - $2,980  
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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$20,148 - $42,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $17.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.61  
Overtime
$13.48 - $25.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$197.55 - $2,980  
   
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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$20,148 - $42,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,092

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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

  • Operate ground maintenance equipment including lawn movers, trimmers and edgers.
  • Apply fertilizer and pesticides to landscape areas.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs.
  • Monitor and activate irrigation systems.
  • Plant, maintain, and repair new landscape areas.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Landscaper


Dominating the field, Austin Outdoor, Chapel Valley Landscape Company, Trugreen Landcare, ALSW, and Bio Landscape are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Landscapers. Self-Employed offers the largest salaries in town — $27K on average. Other big spenders include The Brickman Group, Ltd., Colorado Golf Club, and LandscapesUSA, top-paying firms where Landscapers see paychecks nearing $26K, $24K, or $20K.

Total Environment offers the least pay with a median salary of $18K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $21K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at 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 many Landscapers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $29K. Landscapers see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,924

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Landscapers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Landscapers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Landscapers in Norcross earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (29 percent lower) and Port St. Lucie (28 percent lower).

Landscaper Reviews

Q: 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.
Cons:

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.

Key Stats for Landscaper

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Landscaper Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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