Average Horticulturist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Horticulturist is $14.99.
MEDIAN $14.99
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $23
$151 - $4,941
Profit Sharing
$0 - $750
$240 - $22,000
Total Pay
$23,756 - $55,673

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Job Description for Horticulturist

Horticulturist 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.

Career Paths

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Landscape Manager
First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Lands...
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Horticulturist

Skills in Design, Production Horticulture, People Management and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plant Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Horticulturist

An entry-level Horticulturist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.44 based on 10 salaries. An early career Horticulturist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.39 based on 177 salaries. A mid-career Horticulturist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.54 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Horticulturist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.38 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Horticulturist in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 21.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (16.6% more) and New York, New York (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (13.3% less), St. Louis, Missouri (3.4% less) and San Antonio, Texas (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

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