Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $9.50 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.66 per hour and $11.79. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Less than one in ten enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and fewer than one in twenty get vision benefits. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,069 - $52,698
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$20K
$31K
$53K
MEDIAN: $30,565
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$8.66 - $11.79
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,069 - $52,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$18,134 - $27,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $11.79  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $17.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
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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$18,134 - $27,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,670

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Job Description for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker

  • 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 among the top companies that take on many Landscapers and Groundskeepers. Pay for Landscapers and Groundskeepers is best at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc, which offers a median salary of $29K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $26K to $31K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers can also look forward to large paychecks at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc. ($27K), The Brickman Group, Ltd. ($25K), and Valleycrest Companies ($24K).

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. Workers at Trugreen Landcare, Greater Texas Landscapes Services, and Greater Texas Landscape Services also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for each of these employers come to $19K.

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker

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


For Landscapers and Groundskeepers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $20K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $21K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $21K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Landscapers and Groundskeepers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Concord offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Landscapers and Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Rosa (+12 percent). Oklahoma City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tulsa and Wilmington (9 percent lower).

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
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%