Updated August 22, 2022

Average Grounds Person Salary

$16.32hourly

$33,955 yearly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$33,955
Median
$42,000
90 %

How much does a Grounds Person make?

Grounds people make $33,955 per year on average, or $16.32 per hour, in the United States. Grounds people on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $42,000.

Location impacts how much a grounds person can expect to make. Grounds people make the most in Massachusetts, Washington, Rhode Island, Alaska, and Montana.

Highest Paying States For Grounds People

The darker areas on the map show where grounds people earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Salary:

Grounds Person average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New Hampshire$38,701$18.6182
2Vermont$38,059$18.3048
3Connecticut$37,894$18.22215
4Massachusetts$41,521$19.96264
5Montana$38,830$18.6732
6Rhode Island$39,853$19.1627
7Alaska$39,601$19.0422
8Maine$34,873$16.7754
9Washington$40,103$19.28130
10New Jersey$37,182$17.88232
11Minnesota$36,384$17.49165
12North Dakota$37,951$18.2516
13New York$37,123$17.85369
14Colorado$35,854$17.24174
15Wisconsin$33,288$16.00171
16Illinois$34,220$16.45354
17Ohio$31,585$15.19347
18California$38,245$18.39566
19Idaho$35,209$16.9331
20Nebraska$32,890$15.8162
21Indiana$31,028$14.92295
22Michigan$31,499$15.14257
23Nevada$32,675$15.7158
24Oregon$35,927$17.2778
25Maryland$33,001$15.87209
26Hawaii$37,022$17.8016
27Pennsylvania$31,045$14.93341
28South Dakota$31,535$15.1622
29Iowa$30,218$14.53115
30Georgia$27,975$13.45657
31New Mexico$32,087$15.4339
32Delaware$31,702$15.2425
33Virginia$29,853$14.35347
34Tennessee$27,486$13.21198
35North Carolina$26,755$12.86479
36Alabama$25,374$12.20228
37South Carolina$25,799$12.40229
38Kentucky$25,331$12.18181
39Wyoming$27,706$13.3216
40Utah$30,159$14.5052
41Florida$25,405$12.21932
42Oklahoma$28,077$13.5066
43District of Columbia$31,840$15.3110
44West Virginia$23,754$11.4292
45Kansas$26,265$12.6385
46Louisiana$25,011$12.02144
47Arizona$28,985$13.94105
48Texas$26,781$12.88506
49Arkansas$24,259$11.6679
50Mississippi$22,168$10.6684
51Missouri$26,209$12.60140

Highest Paying Cities For Grounds People

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Waltham, MA$41,569$19.99
2San Rafael, CA$39,943$19.20
3Burlington, VT$38,139$18.34
4Denver, CO$35,973$17.29
5Oshkosh, WI$33,690$16.20
6Laurel, MD$32,890$15.81
7Fort Wayne, IN$32,459$15.61
8Canton, OH$32,121$15.44
9Flint, MI$31,840$15.31
10Allentown, PA$31,472$15.13
11Phoenix, AZ$29,060$13.97
12Burlington, NC$27,086$13.02
13San Antonio, TX$26,919$12.94
14Kansas City, MO$26,676$12.82
15Kansas City, KS$26,491$12.74

Grounds Person Salary Details

Average Grounds Person Salary Graph
Average Grounds Person Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Grounds Person's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20
75th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
Average$33,955$2,830$16
25th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
10th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Keeper$33,606$2,800$16.163,285
Irrigation Technician$35,472$2,956$17.0527,291
Lawn Care Worker$29,667$2,472$14.2688,268
Yard Worker$32,628$2,719$15.6963,408
Landscape Labour$29,047$2,421$13.9730,546
Landscape Crew Leader$38,386$3,199$18.4585,218

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Foster Farms Jobs (6)
  2. Sanctuary Jobs (27)
  3. Sumter Utilities Jobs (8)
  4. SavATree Jobs (32)
  5. Lewis Tree Service Jobs (29)

Which Companies Pay Grounds People The Most?

The highest paying companies for grounds people are Schnitzer Steel and Foster Farms according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Dunmore and New York Power Authority report highly competitive wages for grounds people.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Schnitzer Steel$39,541$19.013
2Foster Farms$38,772$18.641
3Dunmore$37,999$18.27
4New York Power Authority$37,907$18.22
5Palace Entertainment$37,798$18.174
6Sanctuary$37,617$18.093
7Brannan Companies$36,777$17.68
8MDU Resources$36,658$17.6211
9SavATree$36,549$17.571,155
10Martin Marietta$36,475$17.5453
11Gold Key Processing$36,465$17.532
12Lewis Tree Service$36,345$17.47143
13BrightView Landscape Development Inc$36,063$17.3468
14Asplundh Construction$36,033$17.322
15Stay Green$36,014$17.31
16McLemore Building Maintenance$36,012$17.312
17Bartlett Tree Experts$35,992$17.30198
18The Davey Tree Expert Company$35,986$17.30317
19Nelson Tree Service$35,981$17.30167
20Tree.com$35,976$17.305

How Much Do Grounds People Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a grounds person salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The manufacturing industry pays grounds people an average salary of $36,697

  2. The government industry pay $35,982

  3. The lowest paying industry for grounds people is the utilities industry. Grounds people in this industry earn an average salary of $35,094

Highest Paying Industries For Grounds People

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Manufacturing$36,697$17.64
2Government$35,982$17.30
3Construction$35,657$17.14
4Utilities$35,094$16.87

High Paying Grounds Person Jobs

Grounds Person Salary Trends

The salary for a grounds person can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Grounds Person Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Grounds Person Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$34,000$16.32+4.1%
    2021$32,600$15.66+4.7%
    2020$31,000$14.92+4.6%
    2019$29,600$14.24+4.9%
    2018$28,200$13.54+4.9%

    Recently Added Grounds Person Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Bartlett Tree ExpertsArborist Ground PersonLittleton, CO07/22/2022$37,566
    Rail Management ServicesJockey Driver/GroundpersonWall, PA07/18/2022$32,975
    Bartlett Tree ExpertsArborist Ground PersonSanta Barbara, CA07/17/2022$45,914
    Rail Management ServicesJockey Driver/GroundpersonWall, PA07/15/2022$32,975
    Bartlett Tree ExpertsArborist Ground PersonIrwin, PA07/14/2022$37,566
    Sierra Vista Unified School DistrictGrounds PersonSierra Vista, AZ07/09/2022$27,757
    Sierra Vista Unified School DistrictGrounds PersonSierra Vista, AZ07/09/2022$27,757
    Utilities Service, LLCUtilities Groundperson-ALS REG 155McRae, GA07/07/2022$35,479
    Ravalli CountyGrounds PersonHamilton, MT07/07/2022$31,305
    Peckham IndustriesGround Person PrecastShaftsbury, VT07/07/2022$41,740

    Grounds Person Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Grounds People the most?

    Massachusetts pays Grounds People the most in the United States, with an average salary of $41,521 per year, or $19.96 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Grounds Person?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Grounds Person if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $40,103 per year.

    What type of Grounds Person gets paid the most?

    Tree Trimmer gets paid the most. Tree Trimmer made a median salary of $40,939. The best-paid 10 percent make $48,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $34,000.

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