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Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $9.50 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Fewer than one in ten claim medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in twenty get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Landscapers and Groundskeepers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary (?
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$22,976 - $52,515
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MEDIAN: $30,610
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$8.66 - $11.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,976 - $52,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$18,127 - $27,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $11.82  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $17.92  
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$18,127 - $27,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,666
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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.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Job Listings

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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. E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $29K, though there is little variation overall ($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.
Pay for Landscapers and Groundskeepers is the lowest at seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, which has a median salary of $19K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $20K. Trugreen Landcare, Greater Texas Landscapes Services, and Greater Texas Landscape Services also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical 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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $20K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $21K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $21K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Landscapers and Groundskeepers, Concord provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Landscapers and Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Nashua (+11 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Tulsa and Las Vegas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 7% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 92%