PlantNetwork analysis reveals gardener average salary range

PlantNetwork analysis of 100 horticultural jobs advertised from April 2015 - September 2016 has discovered average salary rates with wide variations, but reaching £68,000 at the most.

For a Garden/Landscape Manager role the average salary was £39,500, the lowest £30,000, and the highest £68,000.

Head Gardener average salary was £26,452, lowest £24,000, and highest £35,000.

Assistant Head Gardener/area supervisor average salary was £21,447, lowest £17,000, and highest £28,000

Gardener average salary was £17,467, lowest £15,544, and highest £25,000.

The Professional Gardeners’ Guild annual salary guidelines for 2016 recommended a three per cent increase across the range, based on an increase of 10 per cent as the National Minimum Wage moves to the National Living Wage, reflecting growth of the UK economy, rising living costs and the continued need to attract young people to a career in horticulture.

Gardens Manager – recommended band £33,950 to £48,800+. 

Head Gardener – recommended band £27,585 to £38,200+.

Deputy Head Gardener/Sole Gardener – recommended band £ 23,340 to £29,700+.

Gardener (skilled) – recommended band £21,220 to £27,585+. 

Gardener – recommended band £16,975 to £22,280+. 

Junior gardener (age 17)/ trainee – recommended band £14,855 to £16,975.

Self Employed recommended minimum rates London rates – £22 to £32 per hour. SE, including East Anglia – £19 to £27 per hour. Scotland, Wales and UK Regions – £17 to £27 per hour.


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