Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States, bringing in about $9.50 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.67 per hour on the lower side but can approach $11.75 on the higher side. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landscapers and Groundskeepers. Less than 10 percent receive medical and dental insurance and less than five percent get vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$19,381 - $49,833

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$8.67 - $11.75

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,381 - $49,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$18,131 - $26,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $11.75  
   
Overtime
$12.99 - $17.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
   
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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$18,131 - $26,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,650
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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


Landscapers and Groundskeepers flock to Trugreen Landcare, seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Andy's Sprinkler Service Inc., and E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although the highest salaries can be found at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc where median pay is $28K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $26K and $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.

Workers at seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, Trugreen Landcare, and Greater Texas Landscapes 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $20K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $21K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $21K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location


For Landscapers and Groundskeepers, working in the bustling city of Concord has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Landscapers and Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Rosa (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Oklahoma City, 12 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tulsa (9 percent less) and Wilmington (8 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
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National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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