The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Gardener in Australia is AU$23.04.
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AU$18 - AU$31
AU$49 - AU$1,526
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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 se…Read more
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Gardener
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Pay by Experience Level for Gardener
An entry-level Gardener with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.75 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Gardener with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.76 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Gardener with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.64 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Gardener in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 7.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (3.8% more) and Perth, Western Australia (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (11.5% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (0.1% less).
Years of Experience
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