Salary for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Also known as:  Golf Course Laborer, Greenskeeper, Greenskeeper Laborer, Grounds Caretaker, Grounds Maintenance Worker, Hedge Trimmer, Lawn Care Worker, Lawn Caretaker, Lawn Maintenance Worker, Lawn Mower

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Landscaping and grounds keeping workers are responsible for completing landscaping and grounds maintenance projects as assigned by supervisors and clients. They generally work for businesses or individual clients and must perform a variety of tasks using hand held power tools and equipment. Responsibilities may include moving, sod laying, fertilizing, watering, installing sprinklers or wall units. These professionals are detail-oriented individuals who create yard layouts, perform the necessary landscaping task, maintain the yard's integrity and use superior customer service skills on a daily basis. They must have a working knowledge of how to mix and spread fertilizers and other yard chemicals. A high school diploma is required for employment in this field.

A Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker can get an average wage between 16000 - 24000 depending on education and tenure levels. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers will usually earn wages of Twenty Four Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers are compensated highest in the District of Columbia, which has compensation, on average, of approximating $34080. People holding these jobs obtain the most salary in Educational Services, where they receive wages of $30510.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.59 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $30,510
Educational Services $30,310
Public Administration $30,160
Transportation and Warehousing $29,220
Construction $27,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises $27,470
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $23,100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $23,320
Wholesale Trade $23,440
Retail Trade $24,230
Accommodation and Food Services $24,390
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $24,630
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