A Gardener earns an average wage of AU$22.80 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$32,024 - AU$60,912
AU$32K
AU$47K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$47,155
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50%
90%
AU$18.10 - AU$33.63
AU$18
AU$23
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$22.76
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$67K
Salary AU$32,024 - AU$60,912
Bonus AU$5,800
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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AU$37,187 - AU$67,005
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data AU$0AU$41
Hourly Rate AU$18.10 - AU$33.63
Hourly Tips AU$0.07
Overtime AU$1.55 - AU$41.16
Annual Data AU$0AU$67K
Bonus AU$5,800
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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AU$37,187 - AU$67,005
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 490

Job Description for Gardener

A gardener generally works as a professional contractor or under direct employment by a facility with large landscaping resources and needs. This person generally tends to the upkeep and care of the landscape design on an ongoing basis. Typically, a gardener doesn’t build or create, but rather helps maintain the current landscape design and environment. The gardener is likely expected to attend to the upkeep of the grounds under his or her care. This not only includes regular mowing, but also setting up proper watering schedules, trimming, weed care, and fertilizing. Additionally, the gardener cares for all flowering plants in the landscape design, assessing any environmental difficulties observed and acting proactively to treat them. During appropriate seasons, the gardener is responsible for removing leaves, adding mulch, and doing any additional planting. As it becomes necessary, the gardener should make recommendations for improving or enhancing the design as he or she sees fit.

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Gardener Tasks

  • Oversee and improve outdoor areas, including grass, shrubbery, trees, and plantings.
  • Maintain equipment and tools.
  • Care for plantings by mulching, aerating, weeding, trimming, and applying fertilizers and insecticide.
  • Remove snow, debris, litter, and unsightly materials.
  • Operate vehicles like trucks, mowers, tractors and chainsaws to mow grass, prune, and care for soil.

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Pay by Experience Level for Gardener

Pay by Experience for a Gardener has a positive trend. An entry-level Gardener with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 338 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Gardener with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 211 salaries. An experienced Gardener which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 141 salaries. A Gardener with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$47,654

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Key Stats for Gardener

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Gardener Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%