I’m not sure how accurate these averages or how they were obtained, but here goes anyway. My guess is that they’re greatest value lies in showing that the wages for landscape and irrigation employees differ significantly by region.
You might say "Duh, that’s a no-brainer. " Fair enough but I thought you might find these salary averages interesting anyway.
The numbers come from the website indeed.com/salary. I selected for the following market for no other reason than they’re in different parts of the country. Visit the website you can probably find the salaries for your metropolitan market, as well.
Landscape tech —Las Vegas $20,000; Atlanta $24,000; Boston $25,000
Irrigation tech — Las Vegas $27,000: Atlanta $32,000: Boston $33,000
Lead groundskeeper — Las Vegas $36,000: Atlanta $43,000: Boston $45,000
Nursery manager — Las Vegas $34,000: Atlanta $40,000: Boston $42,000
Grounds worker — Las Vegas $21,000: Atlanta $25,000: Boston $26,000
Landscape laborer — Las Vegas $19,000: Atlanta $23,000: Boston $24,000
You'll find a more authoritative breakdown of industry salaries in the next Landscape Management magazine State of the Industry Report. Be on the lookout for it.
Source: indeed.com/salary — Ron Hall