Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States, bringing in about $9.52 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.67 per hour and $11.86. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Landscapers and Groundskeepers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by fewer than one in ten, and less than five percent earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$16,913 - $48,734
(Median)
$17K
$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $26,071
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$8.67 - $11.86
(Median)
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,913 - $48,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,443  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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 - $26,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $11.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$13.00 - $17.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,443  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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 - $26,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,678
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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 Green Teams, Inc. are all popular places to work. E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $28K, though there is little variation overall ($26K to $31K). Also paying near the top of the field are E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc. at $27K, The Brickman Group, Ltd. at $25K, and Valleycrest Companies, where Landscapers and Groundskeepers annually earn $24K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, Trugreen Landcare, and Greater Texas Landscapes Services. They all pay $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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $21K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $22K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,307

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

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 Santa Rosa (+12 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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 120 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: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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