AU$49,382
Avg. Salary
AU$23.64
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Gardener is AU$23.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Gardener is AU$49,382 per year.

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AU$18.92
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AU$23.64
50%
AU$33.84
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MEDIAN AU$23.64
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AU$33k
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AU$49k
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AU$61k
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MEDIAN AU$49,382
AU$33,178 - AU$61,335
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AU$49K
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MEDIAN: AU$49,382
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AU$18.92 - AU$33.84
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AU$24
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$23.64
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AU$0AU$68K
Salary AU$33,178 - AU$61,335
Bonus AU$1.02 - AU$19,574
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$38,879 - AU$68,017
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$18.92 - AU$33.84
Hourly Tips AU$0.40
Overtime AU$1.54 - AU$39.53
Annual Data AU$0AU$68K
Bonus AU$1.02 - AU$19,574
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$38,879 - AU$68,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 487

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.

Gardener Job Listings

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

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-8%

National Average: AU$49,425

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Gardener Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Gardener?

Gardener in Cairns:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Opportunity
Cons: Pay

Gardener in Perth:
"Is good but sometimes stressful because of disorganised management inside office and I’m not happy with my payment."
Pros: To be with plants and to be able to help
Cons: Payment

Gardener in Cairns:
"Hot."
Pros: The variety of plants
Cons: Heat

Gardener in Brisbane:
"Its alway greener on the otherside."
Start in Local Government parks and Gardens.

Key Stats for Gardener

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Gardener Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$49,000

▼8%

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%