The average hourly pay for a Horticulturist with Production Horticulture skills is $15.11.
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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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Skills in Design, People Management, Operations 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 early career Horticulturist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.66 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Horticulturist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.00 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Horticulturist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.47 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
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