Nursery Manager (Horticulture, Landscaping, Gardening) Salary

Nursery Garden Managers in the United States pull down an average of $14.33 per hour. Although roughly two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. Women Nursery Garden Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,387 - $58,284
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,412
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$10.02 - $20.74
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,387 - $58,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$23,868 - $53,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $20.74  
   
Overtime
$11.50 - $30.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$23,868 - $53,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Common Career Paths for Nursery Manager (Horticulture, Landscaping, Gardening)


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Many Nursery Garden Managers transition into upper-level roles like Gardener. However, Gardeners do report a slightly lower median income of $30K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Nursery Garden Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Plant Maintenance and Production Horticulture also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursery Manager (Horticulture, Landscaping, Gardening)

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Nursery Manager (Horticulture, Landscaping, Gardening) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Nursery Manager (Horticulture, Landscaping, Gardening) Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 21%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Production Horticulture
up arrow 9%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 15%

Customer Service
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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