An Entry-Level Gardener earns an average wage of AU$21.81 per hour.

AU$31,477 - AU$56,571
AU$31K
AU$45K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$44,649
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.47 - AU$30.62
AU$17
AU$22
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$21.78
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$63K
Salary AU$31,477 - AU$56,571
Bonus AU$2,600
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$35,939 - AU$63,214
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data AU$0AU$117
Hourly Rate AU$17.47 - AU$30.62
Hourly Tips AU$0.40
Overtime AU$1.53 - AU$117
Annual Data AU$0AU$63K
Bonus AU$2,600
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$35,939 - AU$63,214
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 286

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 Difference by Location

National Average: AU$45,367

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

Gardener Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 94%