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Landscapers and groundskeepers might spend hours on their feet and work in a variety of weather conditions. But the physical exertion doesn’t result in a six-figure salary. In 2012, the average salary for workers in this field was $25,870. The highest earners brought home more than $37,770, and the lowest earners made less than $17,330. The metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Lowell, Mass., and Framingham, Mass., pay landscapers and groundskeepers the best.

Job Salary Year
2004 $21,370.00
2006 $22,390.00
2008 $24,540.00
2010 $26,540.00
2012 $25,870.00

Average Landscaper and Groundskeeper Pay vs. All Social Services Jobs

Maintenance and repair workers, security guards, auto mechanics and delivery truck drivers all make more money than the average landscaper or groundskeeper. For instance, a landscaper’s average salary was $25,870 in 2012, while an auto mechanic’s was more than $39,000. There are a few social services workers who earn slightly less than landscapers, including janitors, maids and taxi drivers.

Job Name Salary
Auto Mechanic $36,610.00
Maintenance and Repair Worker $35,210.00
Security Guard $23,970.00
Landscaper and Groundskeeper $23,570.00
Janitor $22,320.00

Best Paying Cities for Landscapers and Groundskeepers

The highest paid in the landscaper and groundskeeper profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Lowell, Mass., and Framingham, Mass. The Manchester, N.H. area also pays well, as does the city of Salinas, Calif.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $40,670 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a landscaper and groundskeeper working in San Francisco is $40,670, which is $17,100 more than the average pay in the profession.

Lowell, Mass.

Average Salary: $34,970 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a landscaper and groundskeeper working in Lowell, Mass. is $34,970, which is $11,400 more than the average pay in the profession.

Framingham, Mass.

Average Salary: $34,390 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a landscaper and groundskeeper working in Framingham, Mass. is $34,390, which is $10,820 more than the average pay in the profession.

Manchester, N.H.

Average Salary: $34,120 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a landscaper and groundskeeper working in Manchester, N.H. is $34,120, which is $10,550 more than the average pay in the profession.

Salinas, Calif.

Average Salary: $34,010 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a landscaper and groundskeeper working in Salinas, Calif. is $34,010, which is $10,440 more than the average pay in the profession.

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