Salary for Nursery Workers

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This occupation has now been updated to Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Also known as:  Cane Cutter, Carrot Harvester, Citrus Picker, Corn Picker, Cotton Picker, Crop Picker, Flower Picker, Greenhouse Transplanter, Harvest Worker, Harvester helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 can receive an average pay level of between $25,270 and $37,990 depending on education and experience. usually receive a pay level of thirty thousand one hundred and fourty dollars on a yearly basis.

have the best average pay in District of Columbia, where they receive a compensation of about $44,450. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Utilities, where they can get pay of $44,150.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 79.44 percent nationwide in that time.


Nursery Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Accommodation and Food Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
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