Updated August 18, 2021
Average Landscaper Salary
$12.70 hourly
$26,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$26,000
Median
$31,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$31,000
$2,583
$15
75th Percentile
$29,000
$2,417
$14
Average
$26,408
$2,201
$13
25th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Landscaper Salary By State

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Landscaper average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$24,320
$11.69
Alaska
$29,234
$14.05
Arizona
$25,481
$12.25
Arkansas
$22,756
$10.94
California
$30,268
$14.55
Colorado
$27,123
$13.04
Connecticut
$35,699
$17.16
Delaware
$28,661
$13.78
District of Columbia
$30,783
$14.80
Florida
$22,568
$10.85
Georgia
$24,690
$11.87
Hawaii
$27,781
$13.36
Idaho
$27,563
$13.25
Illinois
$28,547
$13.72
Indiana
$23,067
$11.09
Iowa
$28,036
$13.48
Kansas
$27,718
$13.33
Kentucky
$21,727
$10.45
Louisiana
$23,348
$11.22
Maine
$29,587
$14.22
Maryland
$25,420
$12.22
Massachusetts
$37,407
$17.98
Michigan
$27,507
$13.22
Minnesota
$34,511
$16.59
Mississippi
$32,033
$15.40
Missouri
$26,722
$12.85
Montana
$26,199
$12.60
Nebraska
$24,599
$11.83
Nevada
$29,014
$13.95
New Hampshire
$30,928
$14.87
New Jersey
$31,517
$15.15
New Mexico
$25,796
$12.40
New York
$33,360
$16.04
North Carolina
$24,809
$11.93
North Dakota
$30,448
$14.64
Ohio
$26,213
$12.60
Oklahoma
$20,405
$9.81
Oregon
$28,827
$13.86
Pennsylvania
$24,550
$11.80
Rhode Island
$32,304
$15.53
South Carolina
$21,704
$10.43
South Dakota
$28,708
$13.80
Tennessee
$23,107
$11.11
Texas
$24,117
$11.59
Utah
$25,334
$12.18
Vermont
$35,599
$17.11
Virginia
$26,656
$12.82
Washington
$28,129
$13.52
West Virginia
$29,309
$14.09
Wisconsin
$26,607
$12.79
Wyoming
$31,699
$15.24

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Highest Paying Cities For Landscaper

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Minneapolis, MN
$34,514
$16.59
Southampton, NY
$34,309
$16.49
Grand Forks, ND
$30,710
$14.76
Mundelein, IL
$28,833
$13.86
Mentor, OH
$27,204
$13.08
Denver, CO
$27,155
$13.06

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How much does a Landscaper make?

  • The average landscaper makes $26,408 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a landscaper is $12.7.
  • The average entry-level landscaper salary is $22,000.
  • Highest paying states for landscaper are Massachusetts ($37,407), Connecticut ($35,699), Vermont ($37,407) and Minnesota ($37,407).
  • Highest paying cities for landscaper are Minneapolis, MN ($34,514), Southampton, NY, Grand Forks, ND, Mundelein, IL and Mentor, OH.
  • Landscapers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $31,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $29,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $24,000
  • Industries with the highest landscaper salaries are hospitality, energy and manufacturing.

Average Landscaper Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $26,400
    $12.70
    +4.6%
    2020
    $25,200
    $12.11
    +4.9%
    2019
    $24,000
    $11.52
    +4.9%
    2018
    $22,800
    $10.96
    +3.0%
    2017
    $22,100
    $10.63
    +1.4%

    How Much Do Landscapers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a landscaper can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for landscapers tend to be found in hospitality, energy, and manufacturing companies. In fact, landscapers can make a yearly salary of $27,340 while working for hospitality companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Landscaper SalaryLandscaper Salary Range
    1Hospitality
    $27,340
    $22k
    $31k
    2Energy
    $26,794
    $22k
    $31k
    3Manufacturing
    $26,112
    $22k
    $31k
    4Technology
    $25,778
    $22k
    $31k
    5Internet
    $25,670
    $22k
    $31k
    6Retail
    $25,188
    $22k
    $31k
    7Finance
    $24,850
    $22k
    $31k
    8Construction
    $24,624
    $22k
    $31k

    High Paying Landscaper Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Irrigation Technician

    Avg. salary: $32,166

    An irrigation technician is responsible for installing, testing, and maintaining irrigation equipment such as sprinklers, suction valves, and pumps. Typical duties for this position include operating heavy machinery for trenching, installing wiring systems for irrigation timers, and inspecting equipment for a day's work. In addition, an irrigation technician may be required to travel to the client's location to install, test, or perform preventative maintenance of irrigation equipment. You are also expected to dig trenches and install lines and pipes and troubleshoot and replace faulty parts.
    31,480 Irrigation Technician Jobs
    Groundskeeping Maintenance

    Avg. salary: $32,319

    A Groundskeeping Maintenance Worker performs several skilled and semi-skilled tasks in grounds keeping and building trade areas. They maintain turf places, including weed control and Integrated Pest Management. They also cut and install window glass. These professionals replace broken pipes, replace gaskets, replace washers, replace faucets, flush sewer lines, and clean clogged drains. A Groundskeepipng Maintenance Worker must know how to operate hand equipment and power tools and identify and repair minor roof leaks.
    66,735 Groundskeeping Maintenance Jobs
    Ground Crew

    Avg. salary: $26,841

    Ground crews, also known as ground staff, are personnel that work at the airport. These crews are either avionics technicians, customer service and ramp agents, or flight dispatchers. They service the airline while on the ground. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that the airline runway and gate are both clear from debris or garbage to prevent them from being sucked by the plane's engine. They also inspect the tarmac and take out any items found before the plane's arrival or departure.
    38,801 Ground Crew Jobs
    Grounds Maintenance Worker

    Avg. salary: $28,500

    A grounds maintenance worker makes sure that the grounds of businesses, urban infrastructure, parks, and houses are in order and attractive. These workers provide a functional and pleasant outdoor environment to spaces. They mow, fertilize, and edge lawns. Their tasks may include removing damaged, unwanted, or dead trees in these areas. They also maintain the indoor plantings and gardens in public and commercial facilities like hotels, botanical gardens, and malls.
    82,423 Grounds Maintenance Worker Jobs
    Ground Worker

    Avg. salary: $27,726

    Groundworkers are part of the construction staff who prepares a site before building. They are responsible for removing the sewage, redirecting water flows using pumps, cementing the project site, and laying the curb. Usually, they provide the tools they need for projects. Groundworkers require basic numeracy because of the nature of their role. They must also be decisive and confident in the quality of their work. Most importantly, this job requires a high level of fitness for safe working in the location.
    22,565 Ground Worker Jobs
    Keeper

    Avg. salary: $29,231

    A storekeeper is responsible for managing all a store's operations and overseeing the care and maintenance of stocks, including inventory management. Your duties will include receiving, unloading, and shelving supplies, inspecting deliveries for discrepancies and damage, and managing all documentation. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining inventory control and coordinating freight handling. You are also responsible for planning campaigns to promote new products, mediating any conflicts between clients and staff, maintaining a sales record, and purchasing new products.
    367 Keeper Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Irrigation Technician
    $32,167
    $2,681
    $15.46
    31,480
    Groundskeeping Maintenance
    $32,320
    $2,693
    $15.54
    66,735
    Ground Crew
    $26,842
    $2,237
    $12.90
    38,801
    Grounds Maintenance Worker
    $28,500
    $2,375
    $13.70
    82,423
    Ground Worker
    $27,726
    $2,311
    $13.33
    22,565
    Keeper
    $29,232
    $2,436
    $14.05
    367
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    Landscaper Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a landscaper 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.

    Which Companies Pay Landscapers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a landscaper, working for XL America or BENCHMARK might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Crystal Springs Resort and Aaron Industries report highly competitive wages for landscapers.
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    Recently Added Landscaper Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Trugreen
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    Cincinnati, OH
    08/31/2021
    $33,392
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    Pittsburgh, PA
    08/31/2021
    $29,218
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    Anaheim, CA
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
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    Wetumpka, AL
    08/30/2021
    $27,131
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    Kennesaw, GA
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    $32,349
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    Berwyn, PA
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    $41,740
    08/30/2021
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    Newark, DE
    08/30/2021
    $30,262
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    Noel, MO
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    $25,044
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    $32,349
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    $20,870
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    Average Landscaper Salary by Demographic

    Landscaper Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $26,870
    female-income
    Female Income
    $26,353
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$26,870
    Female$26,353
    Median Landscaper Income by Race
    Asian landscapers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american landscapers have the lowest average salary at $25,763.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$26,822
    Black or African American$25,763
    Asian$27,613
    Hispanic or Latino$26,713
    Average Landscaper Salary by Education Level
    Landscapers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $29,005 annually. With a Associate degree, landscapers earn a median annual income of $28,553 compared to $28,323 for landscapers with an Masters degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$26,870
    Master's Degree$28,323
    No Education$26,336
    Bachelor's Degree$29,005
    Some College/ Associate Degree$28,553