Horticulturist Salary

Horticulturists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.77 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Horticulturists (53 percent) survey respondents. Most Horticulturists report high levels of job satisfaction. One-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,192 - $59,051
$27K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,675
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$10.29 - $22.04
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MEDIAN: $14.83
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$0$59K
Salary $27,192 - $59,051
Bonus $0.00 - $4,949
Profit Sharing $500
Commission $2,140
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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$23,574 - $52,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.29 - $22.04
Hourly Tips $1.60
Overtime $16.02 - $33.10
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,949
Commission $2,140
Profit Sharing $500
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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$23,574 - $52,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175

Job Description for Horticulturist

Horticulturists have a variety of duties which revolve around the growing, breeding, and landscaping of plants. They are employed in a range of industries, including landscaping, nursery production, and plant science. Horticulturists generally spend most of their day outside, working to maintain the vitality of their plants.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Horticulturist

Pay by Experience for a Horticulturist has a positive trend. An entry-level Horticulturist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Horticulturist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Horticulturist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 68 salaries. A Horticulturist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 45 salaries.

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Key Stats for Horticulturist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Horticulturist Salaries

▲22%

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$35,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Horticulturist Salaries

Production Horticulture
▲22%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000


Maintenance
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 31%