The average wage for a Gardener in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$22.68 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$38,783 - AU$58,510
AU$39K
AU$48K
AU$59K
MEDIAN: AU$48,042
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50%
90%
AU$18.21 - AU$35.00
AU$18
AU$23
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$22.68
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$67K
Salary AU$38,783 - AU$58,510
Bonus AU$5,440
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$38,009 - AU$67,560
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$18.21 - AU$35.00
Overtime AU$35.63
Annual Data AU$0AU$67K
Bonus AU$5,440
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$38,009 - AU$67,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 84

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$44,000 based on 55 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$48,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Gardener which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 32 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$52,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Gardener

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Gardener Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%