Men make up the majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States, bringing in about $10.84 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the specific employer and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Landscapers and Groundskeepers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Over a third enjoy medical while approximately one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-seventh. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,616 - $36,766
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$17K
$25K
$37K
MEDIAN: $24,819
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$8.85 - $15.09
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$15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,616 - $36,766  
   
Bonus
$500  
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$18,463 - $33,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $15.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47  
Overtime
$13.59 - $21.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,463 - $33,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
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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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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Landscapers and Groundskeepers include Trugreen Landcare, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Andy's Sprinkler Service Inc., Green Teams, Inc., and seasonal landscaping & nursery inc. E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $28K, though there is little variation overall ($26K to $31K). Landscapers and Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc. (+$27K), The Brickman Group, Ltd. (+$25K), and Valleycrest Companies (+$24K).

With a median salary of $19K, seasonal landscaping & nursery inc provides Landscapers and Groundskeepers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $19K, limiting employee salary growth. Workers at James River Grounds Management, 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $23K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $25K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $28K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,964

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

With a pay rate for Landscapers and Groundskeepers that is 6 percent greater than the national average, Concord offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Landscapers and Groundskeepers in Oklahoma City make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Tulsa and Wilmington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 23 percent less than the median.

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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
$24,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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