Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary
Men represent the vast majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $11.95 per hour nationwide. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by career length and geographic location. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in three collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$17,100 - $41,404|
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|$19,228 - $35,047|
|Hourly Rate||$9.22 - $15.42|
|Overtime||$13.11 - $23.51|
|Total Pay (||$19,228 - $35,047|
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.Read More...
Landscapers often develop designs and concepts for the green areas of a facility and listen closely to their clients' needs regarding the vegetation and design to be implemented. Some common duties of the position include mowing grass, weeding, aerating, planting flowers, trimming hedges and trees, raking leaves, and generally keeping areas clean and tidy. Some landscapers may be required to have prior experience with sprinklers and hand/power tools such as hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and electric saws. In other positions, the use of heavy machinery, such as excavators, is required. In any case, it is important to have a good eye for aesthetics to succeed and encourage clients to return.
Some landscapers work directly for companies or individuals in need of landscaping services, while others work as contractors. The job often requires traveling from facility to facility to complete jobs, so a clean driving record and valid driver’s license are generally required. There are no minimum educational requirements for the position; however, some landscapers may need to demonstrate relevant skills and past experience. There are also entry-level and assistant positions available. Physical strength is also required, as there is a lot of bending, lifting, standing, and walking involved. Landscapers may occasionally have to work in uncomfortable weather conditions, such as extreme heat.
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.
Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Job Listings
Popular Employer Salaries for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker
Landscapers and Groundskeepers fill the offices of leading firms Trugreen Landcare, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Andy's Sprinkler Service Inc., Green Teams, Inc., and seasonal landscaping & nursery inc. Salary cannot be beat at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc, where median pay comes to $28K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $26K, and the higher end is not far away at $31K. E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd., and Valleycrest Companies are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Landscapers and Groundskeepers earning around $27K, $25K, or $24K at each firm, respectively.
Seasonal landscaping & nursery inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $19K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $19K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include James River Grounds Management, Trugreen Landcare, and Greater Texas Landscapes Services. They all pay $19K.
Pay by Experience Level for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker
Pay by Experience for a Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 185 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 50 salaries. A Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 15 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Landscapers and Groundskeepers in Oklahoma City earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tulsa (28 percent less) and Wilmington (27 percent less).
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