The average hourly pay for a Nursery Worker is $11.27.
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Job Description for Nursery Worker
Nursery workers take care of young children in a child care setting. These individuals plan and organize activities for children that may include music, arts and crafts, competitions, and other activities that entertain and teach the children under their care. Nursery workers also help children learn counting, reading, and life skills by incorporating games and book reading into the children's daily activities. Additionally, these individuals feed, clean, and change babies and toddlers, as well …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Nursery Worker
Avg. Hourly Rate
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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