The average hourly pay for a Horticulturist is $14.99.
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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. Training requirements vary greatly for horticulturists, depending on the field in which they're employed. Those who work in landscaping or nurseries should be physically-fi…Read more
- 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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Popular Skills for Horticulturist
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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