Salary for Nursery Workers

Also known as:  Cane Cutter, Carrot Harvester, Citrus Picker, Corn Picker, Cotton Picker, Crop Picker, Flower Picker, Greenhouse Transplanter, Harvest Worker, Harvester

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Nursery workers work at a nursery planting, cultivating and harvesting trees, shrubs and plants. There is no prior experience needed to work inside of a nursery, though some companies may require special certifications. Job duties performed in the position include planting, spraying, watering and fertilization of plants; harvesting plants; watering plants; detect plants and trees for disease or insects; assess quality of plants; clean and maintain work areas suitable for landscaping; operate machinery needed to perform fertilization and cultivation duties; cutting and transplanting seedling, trees and shrubs and selling plants and delivering them to customers.

A Nursery Worker earns a pay level of somewhere between 16000 - 24000 depending on seniority levels. Nursery Workers will normally receive a salary of Twenty Thousand dollars per year.

Nursery Workers have the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they get job pay of just about $27830. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they earn compensation, on average, of $28930.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.01 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Nursery Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $28,930
Public Administration $28,380
Accommodation and Food Services $26,090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $25,390
Utilities $24,340
Manufacturing $23,530
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $19,410
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $20,630
Construction $20,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises $20,740
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $21,590
Wholesale Trade $21,810
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