How Much Do Landscaping Workers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$33800 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$22,800 to $27,060 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,800 to $27,060 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $23 $48,310
Senior (Top 25%) $19 $38,930
Middle (Mid 50%) $15 $31,730
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,060
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $22,800

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $20 $41,990
MA $20 $41,820
WA $19 $39,910
HI $19 $39,250
CT $19 $38,930
CA $19 $38,850
NY $18 $37,730
AK $18 $37,620
ND $18 $37,350
RI $18 $37,020

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Landscaping Workers are in the states of DC, MA, WA, HI and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $51980 $24.99
Truck Transportation $43330 $20.83
Scientific Research and Development Services $43030 $20.69
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $42470 $20.42
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $41910 $20.15
Civic and Social Organizations $40820 $19.62
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $40560 $19.50
Other Information Services $40200 $19.33
Chemical Manufacturing $39880 $19.17
Specialty Hospitals $39380 $18.93
Nonresidential Building Construction $38470 $18.49
Building Equipment Contractors $38450 $18.49
Elementary and Secondary Schools $38410 $18.47
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $38390 $18.46
Outpatient Care Centers $38290 $18.41
Educational Support Services $38190 $18.36
Insurance Carriers $37950 $18.25
Special Food Services $37920 $18.23
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $37840 $18.19
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $37700 $18.13
Beverage Manufacturing $37330 $17.95
Junior Colleges $37120 $17.85
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $37020 $17.80
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $36940 $17.76
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $36820 $17.70
Miscellaneous Store Retailers $36650 $17.62
Technical and Trade Schools $36580 $17.58
Support Activities for Animal Production $36540 $17.57
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $36450 $17.53
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $36400 $17.50

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