One of the most common misconceptions about the professional landscape industry is that it doesn't pay well. The states and territories with the least landscapers and gardeners are the Virgin Islands, with 280; Guam, with 560; and Washington DC, with 670. Every year, the landscape industry hires 300,000 men and women for careers that have a positive impact on families, their communities and the environment. If you're not sure what the right salary is for a landscape landscape position, visit the Indeed Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized salary range based on your location, industry, and experience.
Although landscape designers and gardeners may differ slightly, the BLS reports them together as one trade. The highest paying areas for landscapers and gardeners are Washington DC, Alaska, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Washington. Specialist jobs, such as arborists and landscape supervisors, designers and architects, can do much more.
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