A sizeable majority of Landscapers and Groundskeepers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $11.81 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and geographic location. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-fifth. Most Landscapers and Groundskeepers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$16,878 - $37,095
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MEDIAN: $25,020
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$9.04 - $15.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,878 - $37,095  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$18,782 - $34,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $15.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47  
Overtime
$13.11 - $22.39  
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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$18,782 - $34,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker


Landscapers and Groundskeepers flock to Trugreen Landcare, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Andy's Sprinkler Service Inc., Green Teams, Inc., and seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. 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.

Landscapers and Groundskeepers will find the worst pay at seasonal landscaping & nursery inc, where the median salary crawls in at $19K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $19K, leaving little room for growth. Also approaching the lower end are James River Grounds Management, Trugreen Landcare, and Greater Texas Landscapes Services, each paying $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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $24K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $26K. Landscapers and Groundskeepers bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Landscapers and Groundskeepers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $32K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,027

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

Landscapers and Groundskeepers working in Concord earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. Landscapers and Groundskeepers in Oklahoma City make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Tulsa and Wilmington (26 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
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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