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.

$17,100 - $41,404
$17K
$26K
$41K
MEDIAN: $26,309
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$9.22 - $15.42
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MEDIAN: $11.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,100 - $41,404  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$19,228 - $35,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.22 - $15.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47  
Overtime
$13.11 - $23.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$19,228 - $35,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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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 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

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National Average: $25,413

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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).

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Reviews

Q: 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.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Williamsburg:
"Stress Level."
Pros: I like the environment and people I work with. A very open and friendly place to work.
Cons: The pay I receive in comparison to the amount of work I put in is not to my satisfaction. I do every task that is needed of me and then some. The gratitude is the reward unfortunately.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Inver Grove Heights:
"Changing Your Outdoor Experience."
Pros: I love changing peoples outdoor living space to a place were they enjoy spending time.
Cons: Getting caught in a rainstorm is not much fun.

Key Stats for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$25,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 52%
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