Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $9.51 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.67 per hour and $11.85. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, fewer than one in ten enjoy medical and dental coverage, and less than five percent have vision insurance, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,611 - $52,323
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,504
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$8.67 - $11.85
(Median)
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,611 - $52,323  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,370  
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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$18,137 - $27,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $11.85  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $17.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,370  
   
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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$18,137 - $27,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,689
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Job Description for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker

Landscapers are responsible for maintaining and beautifying the green areas of a home or facility. Some such positions are fixed and part-time or full-time, while others are on an on-call, per-job basis.

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Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Tasks

  • Complete minor repairs and provide preventive maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • Use commercial grade snow equipment, plows, lawn mowers, trimmers and high-lift loaders.
  • Complete seasonal landscaping and planting.
  • Maintain outdoor grounds on a daily basis.
  • Maintain and properly trim trees and shrubbery.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker


Trugreen Landcare, seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Andy's Sprinkler Service Inc., and E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Landscapers and Groundskeepers. Although E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc offers the highest salaries (median pay is $29K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $26K to $31K. Soaring salaries can also be found at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd., and Valleycrest Companies, where earnings of $27K, $25K, or $24K are standard for Landscapers and Groundskeepers.

Seasonal landscaping & nursery inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $19K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $18K to $20K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Trugreen Landcare, Greater Texas Landscapes Services, and Greater Texas Landscape Services, all paying $19K.

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Landscapers and Groundskeepers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $20K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $21K. For Landscapers and Groundskeepers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $21K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location


For Landscapers and Groundskeepers, working in the bustling city of Concord has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Landscapers and Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Rosa (+12 percent). Oklahoma City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. On the whole, employers pay 9 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Tulsa and Wilmington.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Reviews

What is it like working as a Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker?

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Columbus:
"Landscaper."
Pros: Design work/drawing. Working with a client to meet their wants and needs. Seeing the growth of a design from concepts on paper to maturity in the ground. Working with my hands.
Cons: Hours. Pay. Busy Season (April to November)

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Dallas:
"Good People."
Pros: I enjoy the people I work with and work for.
Cons: This job is not closely located to my family, and I wish I could visit them more often.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Dallas:
"Landscaping And Grounds Keeping Worker."
Pros: I enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air. I also am used to hot weather, so this job is perfect for me. The people I work for are very helpful and nice, and the pay is good.
Cons: My job is flexible but also the hours go up and down due to the amount of work they have for us in the week. I would prefer more regular hours.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Saint Charles:
"Outdoor, Physical, Low Stress."
Pros: It is nice to work outside. The work is normally easy to do, but can be physically demanding. In the spring and fall it can be absolutely beautiful working outside. If you like cutting grass, building things, and planting shrubs and seeing your finished job, than it is a job for you.
Cons: Seasonality, work it gets slow in the winter with not much to do. It can suck in the summer when it is 95+. In the spring and fall you are busy as can be. The summer things slow down a bit depending on the weather, and in the winter you sit at home unless in snows.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Everett:
"Making The World A Beautiful Place To Live."
Pros: I enjoy making a garden, bed, lawn, or hard scape look beautiful. I like to be creative with my work and I enjoy the opportunity this job gives me to use my imagination.
Cons: The lack of communication about time deadlines, and the pay. I would enjoy a raise since I have years of experience and I know how to use every piece of equipment.

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Experience Affects Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salaries


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National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 92%
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