Landscaper Salary

Men account for the majority of Landscapers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $10.11 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.76 per hour and $15.47. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landscapers. Approximately one in ten report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,022 - $55,495
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$55K
MEDIAN: $30,661
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$8.76 - $15.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,022 - $55,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $740  
Profit Sharing
$196.27 - $7,397  
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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$18,516 - $37,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $15.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $0.90  
Overtime
$12.53 - $21.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $740  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.27 - $7,397  
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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$18,516 - $37,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,936
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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. For Landscapers, comfortable salaries can be found at Self-Employed; in fact, median earnings sit around $28K, the highest in the area. Other employers shelling out big bucks include The Brickman Group, Ltd., Colorado Golf Club, and Greener Images, where Landscapers typically earn around $24K, $24K, or $22K, 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. Employees at City of Frankfort, Bio Landscape, and Austin Outdoor can also expect below-average earnings of $18K, $19K, and $19K.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $21K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $25K. Landscapers bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. Landscapers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,333

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Landscapers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Jacksonville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Workers in Houston and Port St. Lucie earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

Landscaper Reviews

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
$22,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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