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Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

Men account for the majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $9.51 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.67 per hour to $11.82. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Less than 10 percent claim medical and dental insurance and less than five percent get vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,611 - $52,323
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,329
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$8.67 - $11.82
(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 - $1,200  
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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$18,137 - $27,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $11.82  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $17.75  
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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$18,137 - $27,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,677

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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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Landscapers and Groundskeepers, Trugreen Landcare, seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Andy's Sprinkler Service Inc., and E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc are leading firms in the industry. Landscapers and Groundskeepers in search of the best pay head to E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $29K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $31K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $26K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd., and Valleycrest Companies, where Landscapers and Groundskeepers typically earn around $27K, $25K, or $24K, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at seasonal landscaping & nursery inc — median pay is $19K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $18K and only reaching $20K. Trugreen Landcare, Greater Texas Landscapes Services, and Greater Texas Landscape Services also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $19K for all three.

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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $20K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $21K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers bring in $21K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Landscapers and Groundskeepers in Concord receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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. Workers in Tulsa and Wilmington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less).

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
up arrow 5%



National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 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%
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