Average Early-Career Horticulturist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Horticulturist is $14.41.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $21
$157 - $2,601
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,175
Total Pay
$21,071 - $50,759

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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.

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Popular Skills for Horticulturist

Skills in Production Horticulture, People Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design and 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 $13.42 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Horticulturist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.42 based on 107 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.

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