Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Landscapers and Groundskeepers earn an average of $12.05 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by years of experience and geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by roughly a third. The majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$17,142 - $40,932
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$26K
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MEDIAN: $25,803
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$9.50 - $15.50
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$0$40K
Salary $17,142 - $40,932
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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$19,905 - $35,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.50 - $15.50
Hourly Tips $0.47
Overtime $13.14 - $23.43
Annual Data $0$35K
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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$19,905 - $35,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 246

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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

  • Maintain outdoor grounds on a daily basis.
  • Maintain and properly trim trees and shrubbery.
  • Complete seasonal landscaping and planting.
  • Complete minor repairs and provide preventive maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • Use commercial grade snow equipment, plows, lawn mowers, trimmers and high-lift loaders.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker


Trugreen Landcare, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Andy's Sprinkler Service Inc., Green Teams, Inc., and seasonal landscaping & nursery inc are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Landscapers and Groundskeepers. 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 also offer top salaries for Landscapers and Groundskeepers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $27K, $25K, and $24K, respectively.

Salaries are easily beat at seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, where median pay comes to just $19K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $18K and ending at $19K, range in salary is rather small. 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

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: $25,614

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

Landscapers and Groundskeepers in Oklahoma City report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. On the whole, employers pay 28 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Tulsa and Wilmington.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker?

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Denver:
"Good place to work."
Pros: I like the people.
Cons: Hard work.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Savannah:
"Good."
Pros: I like working outside with other people.
Cons: I do not like it when it rains because its wet.

Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker in Chelmsford:
"Rewarding and keeps me in shape."
Pros: Working outside.
Cons: Seasonal Job.

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.

Key Stats for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$26,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
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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