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 $9.52 per hour nationwide. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.67 per hour and $11.86. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Fewer than one in ten have medical and dental plans, and less than five percent have vision insurance. Most Landscapers and Groundskeepers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$16,913 - $48,734
(Median)
$17K
$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $26,071
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$8.67 - $11.86
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$8
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$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,913 - $48,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,443  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$18,134 - $26,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $11.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$13.00 - $17.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,443  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$18,134 - $26,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,678
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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 Green Teams, Inc. are top-notch employers for Landscapers and Groundskeepers in this area. E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $28K, though there is little variation overall ($26K to $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.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, Trugreen Landcare, and Greater Texas Landscapes Services. Their employees earn $19K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Landscapers and Groundskeepers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $20K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $21K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Landscapers and Groundskeepers make a median salary of $21K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $22K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,307

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

Concord is home to an above-average pay rate for Landscapers and Groundskeepers, 25 percent higher than the national average. Landscapers and Groundskeepers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Rosa (+12 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Tulsa and Wilmington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 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 120 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: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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