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 expect a wage between $22,800 and $48,310 based on education and experience. can get wages of thirty-three thousand eight hundred dollars on an annual basis.

obtain the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they get salary pay of approximately $41,990. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Finance and Insurance, where they can earn job pay of $43,010.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 51.81 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$43,010
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,500
Educational Services
$37,360
Construction
$37,220
Utilities
$36,750
Information
$36,070

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,960
Accommodation and Food Services
$31,110
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,170
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$33,330
Retail Trade
$33,470
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$33,530