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Nursery Worker Salary (United States)

A Nursery Worker earns an average wage of $9.70 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Nursery Worker Salary (?
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$7.27 - $12.91
(Median)
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.27 - $12.91  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
   
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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$15,209 - $30,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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
  • Feel plants leaves to detect for discoloration, disease, and insects.
  • Harvest and pot plants, and label them appropriately.
  • Maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Plant, weed, and water plants using gardening tools or hand tools.
  • Haul and spread topsoil and fertilizer.

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Experience Affects Nursery Worker Salaries

National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 84%