$40,442
Avg. Salary
$14.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$501

Bonus

$750

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Horticulturist is $14.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Horticulturist is $40,442 per year.

$10.23
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$14.86
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$22.11
90%
MEDIAN $14.86
$28k
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$40k
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$65k
90%
MEDIAN $40,442
$28,191 - $64,773
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MEDIAN: $40,442
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$0$64K
Salary $28,191 - $64,773
Bonus $0.00 - $4,966
Profit Sharing $750
Commission $1,000
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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$23,485 - $54,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 205
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.23 - $22.11
Hourly Tips $0.78
Overtime $15.32 - $32.17
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,966
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $750
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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$23,485 - $54,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 277

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.

Horticulturist Job Listings

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.

Horticulturist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Horticulturist?

Horticulturist in Washington:
Pros: Knowing every neighborhood and getting most places within 30 min. My community.
Cons: The intensity of the 'rat race' even in alternative fields.

Horticulturist in Carol Stream:
"Park District Employee Life."
Pros: The atmosphere is very laid back, and the commute if barely ten minutes. I love work outside and making our community look beautiful.
Cons: The lack of initiative my fellow co-workers have, and the poor quality of work they bring to the table.

Horticulturist in Lancaster:
"Hard worker."
Be willing to work hard and want to learn.

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Key Stats for Horticulturist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Horticulturist Salaries

▲22%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Horticulturist Salaries

Production Horticulture
▲21%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000


Maintenance
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 33%