Landscaper Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Landscapers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $11.11 per hour. The range in pay spans from $8.67 per hour to $17.31. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residency, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by 16 percent, and 5 percent earn vision coverage. Most Landscapers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Landscaper Salary (?
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$17,959 - $106,043
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MEDIAN: $35,108
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Landscaper Salary (?
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$8.67 - $17.31
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$17,959 - $106,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
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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$18,419 - $43,529  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $17.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $1.29  
Overtime
$11.43 - $23.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$18,419 - $43,529  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 965
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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

For Landscapers, comfortable salaries can be found at Self-Employed; in fact, typical earnings are around $28,080, the highest in the area.
Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are College Fund Landscaping ($19,578) and Trugreen Landcare ($20,267).

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 higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Salaries start at $24K, which grows to $28K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $30K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Landscapers earning an average of $33K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, a majority land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Cincinnati
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National Average
$25,000
Jacksonville
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Orlando
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Cleveland
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Atlanta
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For Landscapers, busy Lancaster offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Landscapers will also find cushy salaries in Lewisville (+8 percent). Landscapers in Atlanta report much lower salaries than the rest of the country—31 percent below the national average—proving that residency is a major factor in overall pay. Houston and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -25 percent and -10 percent, 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.

Experience Affects Landscaper Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 84%
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