Landscaper Salary

Men account for the majority of Landscapers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $12.05 per hour. While tenure and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Most Landscapers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly one in six enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,360 - $54,355
$19K
$31K
$54K
MEDIAN: $30,980
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$9.61 - $17.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,360 - $54,355  
   
Bonus
$196.68 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Commission
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,141 - $42,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $17.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $2.00  
Overtime
$13.43 - $25.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$196.68 - $3,041  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$20,141 - $42,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,060

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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


Austin Outdoor, Chapel Valley Landscape Company, Trugreen Landcare, ALSW, and Bio Landscape are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Landscapers. Landscaping Ltd. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $28K. Soaring salaries can also be found at The Brickman Group, Ltd., Self-Employed, and Colorado Golf Club, where earnings of $27K, $27K, or $24K are standard for Landscapers.

Landscapers will find the worst pay at Total Environment, where the median salary crawls in at $18K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $21K, leaving little room for growth. 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

Pay by Experience for a Landscaper has a positive trend. An entry-level Landscaper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 776 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landscaper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 368 salaries. An experienced Landscaper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 260 salaries. A Landscaper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,855

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

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Landscapers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Landscapers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Norcross, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Houston and Port St. Lucie earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (29 percent less and 28 percent less, respectively).

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 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Landscaper Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

▲17%

▲8%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 83%