Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $9.51 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.67 per hour and $11.83. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Less than one in ten have medical and dental plans, and less than five percent have vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,611 - $52,323
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,504
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$8.67 - $11.83
(Median)
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,611 - $52,323  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,370  
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 - $27,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $11.83  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $17.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,370  
   
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 - $27,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,682
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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. Landscapers and Groundskeepers in search of the best pay head to E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $29K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $31K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $26K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd., and Valleycrest Companies, where Landscapers and Groundskeepers typically earn around $27K, $25K, or $24K, respectively.

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 $20K, limiting employee salary growth. Trugreen Landcare, Greater Texas Landscapes Services, and Greater Texas Landscape Services are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries, each pays $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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $20K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $21K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers bring in $21K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Landscapers and Groundskeepers, Concord offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above 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. Workers in Tulsa and Wilmington earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 9 percent.

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
55%
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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