$43,948
Avg. Salary
$15.03
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Horticulturalist is $15.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Horticulturalist is $43,948 per year.

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MEDIAN $43,948
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Salary $34,362 - $60,525
Bonus $0.00 - $3,052
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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$24,238 - $53,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.45 - $21.82
Hourly Tips $0.61
Overtime $14.68 - $37.61
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,052
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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$24,238 - $53,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

Job Description for Horticulturalist

Horticulturalists are scientists who specialize in plant cultivation and propagation. They may spend most of their time in a laboratory gathering analytical statistics about the genetics and properties of plants and/or in the field testing their proposed ideas on subjects such as how to grow larger number of crops. While on the job, a horticulturalist can expect to spend most of their time in a greenhouse, laboratory, and farms.

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Horticulturalist Tasks
  • Water, mulch, trim, and care for lawns and plants.
  • Create living plant arrangements and displays in designated outdoor areas.
  • Operate machinery and use tools to care for soil and plants.
  • Train, prune, fertilize, and care for perennials and annuals.

Horticulturalist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Horticulturalist

Pay by Experience for a Horticulturalist has a negative trend. An entry-level Horticulturalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Horticulturalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Horticulturalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 21 salaries. A Horticulturalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 12 salaries.

Horticulturalist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Horticulturalist?

Horticulturalist in Ann Arbor:
"Manage $600,000 of accounts and I am the team tech. Advisor."
Become a master of the plant material in your area. Know what does well and what doesn't. Advise the clients and team on horticulturally correct methods of planning, installation and maintenance. Know more than your competition. Develop relationships with your vendors. Treat your teammates fairly and continually train them. Your clients will follow your lead. Gain control!

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Key Stats for Horticulturalist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Horticulturalist Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Late-Career
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 36%