Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker Salary
Male Landscapers and Groundskeepers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $11.88 per hour in the United States. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and geographic location. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in three collect dental insurance. Most Landscapers and Groundskeepers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$16,849 - $41,538|
|Total Pay (||$18,881 - $34,686|
|Hourly Rate||$9.10 - $15.32|
|Overtime||$13.11 - $22.93|
|Total Pay (||$18,881 - $34,686|
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.Read More...
Landscapers often develop designs and concepts for the green areas of a facility and listen closely to their clients' needs regarding the vegetation and design to be implemented. Some common duties of the position include mowing grass, weeding, aerating, planting flowers, trimming hedges and trees, raking leaves, and generally keeping areas clean and tidy. Some landscapers may be required to have prior experience with sprinklers and hand/power tools such as hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and electric saws. In other positions, the use of heavy machinery, such as excavators, is required. In any case, it is important to have a good eye for aesthetics to succeed and encourage clients to return.
Some landscapers work directly for companies or individuals in need of landscaping services, while others work as contractors. The job often requires traveling from facility to facility to complete jobs, so a clean driving record and valid driver’s license are generally required. There are no minimum educational requirements for the position; however, some landscapers may need to demonstrate relevant skills and past experience. There are also entry-level and assistant positions available. Physical strength is also required, as there is a lot of bending, lifting, standing, and walking involved. Landscapers may occasionally have to work in uncomfortable weather conditions, such as extreme heat.
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
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 offers the best pay with a median salary of $28K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $26K and maxing out at just $31K. Also paying near the top of the field are E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, Inc. at $27K, The Brickman Group, Ltd. at $25K, and Valleycrest Companies, where Landscapers and Groundskeepers annually earn $24K.
Seasonal landscaping & nursery inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $19K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $19K. James River Grounds Management, Trugreen Landcare, and Greater Texas Landscapes Services also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $19K for all three.
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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $24K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $26K. On average, Landscapers and Groundskeepers make $28K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Landscaper or Groundskeeper generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $33K.
Pay Difference by Location
Landscapers and Groundskeepers in Oklahoma City earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Tulsa and Wilmington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (27 percent less).
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