Landscaper Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Landscapers earn an average of $12.29 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Close to a sixth enjoy medical while around one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$19,119 - $59,003
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$59K
MEDIAN: $30,451
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$9.75 - $18.32
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$0$59K
Salary $19,119 - $59,003
Bonus $101 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $475
Commission $2,000
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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$20,385 - $42,773
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.75 - $18.32
Hourly Tips $0.07 - $2.74
Overtime $13.68 - $26.36
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $101 - $2,043
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $475
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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$20,385 - $42,773
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,094

Job Description for Landscaper

Landscapers, or landscaping technicians, maintain the grounds of a property. Landscaping is an almost exclusively outdoor job, and it is physically demanding as most of the work requires manual labor. Occasionally, however, landscapers will have to work in an office, meeting with clients, drawing up layout designs, and maintaining records. Landscapers work with a variety of equipment, including but not limited to lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, weed whackers, leaf blowers and other power equipment. Additionally, landscapers work with shovels, spades, rakes, hoes and other handheld tools. Landscapers' common jobs include mowing and edging lawns, clearing areas of debris and leaves, planting and watering flowerbeds, removing weeds and unsightly plants, cleaning pathways and sidewalks, pruning and shaping bushes and trees, determining the correct usage of pesticides and fertilizers, and other general maintenance.

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Landscaper Tasks

  • Operate ground maintenance equipment including lawn movers, trimmers and edgers.
  • Apply fertilizer and pesticides to landscape areas.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs.
  • Monitor and activate irrigation systems.
  • Plant, maintain, and repair new landscape areas.

Landscaper Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Landscaper


Austin Outdoor, Chapel Valley Landscape Company, Trugreen Landcare, ALSW, and Bio Landscape are top-notch employers for Landscapers in this area. Landscaping Ltd. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $28K. Other leaders in compensation levels are The Brickman Group, Ltd. at $27K, Self-Employed at $27K, and Colorado Golf Club, where Landscapers annually earn $24K.

With a median salary of $18K, Total Environment provides Landscapers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $21K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include City of Frankfort at $18K, Bio Landscape at $19K, and Austin Outdoor, where $19K is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Landscaper

Pay by Experience for a Landscaper has a positive trend. An entry-level Landscaper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 776 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landscaper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 368 salaries. An experienced Landscaper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 260 salaries. A Landscaper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,995

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Landscapers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Landscapers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Norcross Landscapers have considerably lower salaries, 30 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Port St. Lucie (30 percent lower).

Landscaper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Landscaper?

Landscaper in Painesville:
"Hard work, little pay."
Pros: You get to work outside, which is good some days.
Cons: Your expected to make decisions sometimes, but other times you are criticized for making decisions. -the two bosses don't communicate well. -equipment in poor condition. -they don't always pay you for the hours you work (keep track) -work in the rain.

Landscaper in Columbus:
Pros: I like being outdoors every day.
Cons: The pay and upper management. They treat people different.

Landscaper in 44706:
"All around landscaping, we do it a lot of different jobs."
Pros: The freedom of it, and the great people I meet and work with. And making great money to give back to people who really need it.
Cons: People who rip me off and don't pay me after I did my part. One sided people.

Landscaper in Yuma:
Pros: There is nothing good about my job.
Cons: My boss is a drug addict and she spends all theoney we make on more drugs.

Landscaper in Loganville:
"Easy going. Friendly environment."
Pros: The time I have to do my job is up to me.
Cons: It can rain some days or be really cold.

Landscaper in Jacksonville:
"Agradable."
Pros: Naturaleza, trato con gente aire libre.
Cons: Los animales hay mucho reptiles.

Landscaper in Daytona Beach:
Pros: 1. The fact that in this job you can work hard and immediately see the result of your hard work. 2. Through my job in particular is an opportunity I have capitalized on to learn Spanish and become bilingual.
Cons:

Key Stats for Landscaper

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 223 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Landscaper Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$28,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 81%