Most landscapers list "mowing," "taking care," and "grass" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important landscaper responsibilities here:
See the full list of landscaper skills.
We've found that 22.1% of landscapers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 0.9% earned their master's degrees before becoming a landscaper. While it's true that some landscapers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every two landscapers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those landscapers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a general studies degree. Less commonly earned degrees for landscapers include a criminal justice degree or a automotive technology degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a landscaper. We've found that most landscaper resumes include experience from BrightView, BrightView Landscape Development Inc, and PeopleReady. Of recent, BrightView had 236 positions open for landscapers. Meanwhile, there are 230 job openings at BrightView Landscape Development Inc and 53 at PeopleReady.
If you're interested in companies where landscapers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Princeton University, AEG, and WeatherTech. We found that at Princeton University, the average landscaper salary is $34,725. Whereas at AEG, landscapers earn roughly $34,632. And at WeatherTech, they make an average salary of $34,187.
View more details on landscaper salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire landscapers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Brigham Young University, Private Inc, and Red Hot Metal.
In general, landscapers fulfill roles in the construction and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the landscaper annual salary is the highest in the health care industry with $29,866 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and government industries pay $29,494 and $29,325 respectively. This means that landscapers who are employed in the health care industry make 5.8% more than landscapers who work in the retail Industry.