Nursery Worker Salary

A Nursery Worker earns an average wage of $10.39 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$8.10 - $15.04
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$10
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MEDIAN: $10.39
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.10 - $15.04  
   
Overtime
$16.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,795 - $32,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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Job Description for Nursery Worker

Nursery workers take care of young children in a child care setting. These individuals plan and organize activities for children that may include music, arts and crafts, competitions, and other activities that entertain and teach the children under their care. Nursery workers also help children learn counting, reading, and life skills by incorporating games and book reading into the children's daily activities. Additionally, these individuals feed, clean, and change babies and toddlers, as well as ensure children are completely safe at all times. Occasionally, nursery workers may take children outside and on off-site field trips.

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Nursery Worker Tasks

  • Plant, weed, and water plants using gardening tools or hand tools.
  • Haul and spread topsoil and fertilizer.
  • Maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Feel plants leaves to detect for discoloration, disease, and insects.
  • Harvest and pot plants, and label them appropriately.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nursery Worker

Pay by Experience for a Nursery Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursery Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursery Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Nursery Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 14 salaries. A Nursery Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Nursery Worker

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Nursery Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 82%