Average Nursery Worker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Nursery Worker is $11.27.
MEDIAN $11.27
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $16
$125 - $1,200
Total Pay
$16,494 - $34,007

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Job Description for Nursery Worker

Nursery Worker Tasks
  • Plant, weed, and water plants using gardening tools or hand tools.
  • Haul and spread topsoil and fertilizer.
  • Maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Feel plants leaves to detect for discoloration, disease, and insects.
  • Harvest and pot plants, and label them appropriately.

Career Paths

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Customer Service Representative (CSR)
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Popular Skills for Nursery Worker

Skills in Plant Maintenance, Nursery, Childhood Education and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursery Worker

An entry-level Nursery Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.08 based on 13 salaries. An early career Nursery Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.08 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Nursery Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.34 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Nursery Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.67 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.

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