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

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

Nursery Workers

Nursery Workers work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

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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
$30140 per year
Hourly wage
$14 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,270 to $27,070 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Nursery Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,270 to $27,070 per year or $12 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 Nursery 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%) $18 $37,990
Senior (Top 25%) $15 $31,310
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $28,660
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,070
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,270

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $21 $44,450
HI $18 $37,880
VT $18 $37,170
WY $18 $36,990
MN $17 $35,320
MT $17 $35,160
MA $17 $35,030
CO $17 $34,910
IA $16 $34,040
IL $16 $33,800

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Nursery 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 Nursery Workers are in the states of DC, HI, VT, WY and MN.

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