The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Horticulturist is $14.41.
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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 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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