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Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $9.51 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.67 per hour to $11.83. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. In this profession, less than one in ten enjoy medical and dental coverage, and fewer than one in twenty have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$19,568 - $52,515
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$53K
MEDIAN: $30,372
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$8.67 - $11.83
(Median)
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,568 - $52,515  
   
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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$18,138 - $27,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $11.83  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $17.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$18,138 - $27,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,680
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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 E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Landscapers and Groundskeepers. With a median salary of $29K, E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc offers Landscapers and Groundskeepers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $26K and are capped 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.

Employees at seasonal landscaping & nursery inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $19K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $18K and quickly nearing the top at only $20K. Employees at Trugreen Landcare, Greater Texas Landscapes Services, and Greater Texas Landscape Services can also expect below-average earnings of $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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $20K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $21K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $21K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Oklahoma City, 12 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Tulsa and Wilmington (9 percent lower).

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 124 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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