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Gardener - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Gardener"

How much does a Gardener in the federal government get paid? $55,143.52* *Based on the 2021 average.

Gardener was the 262nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 373 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Gardening, with an average salary of $50,433.

Government Gardening jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Gardening job is FWS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-8. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work requiring knowledge of gardening procedures and skill in growing and tending lawns, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The work includes preparing soil for plants, seeding, thinning, transplanting, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, aerating, mulching, spraying, and dusting of grass, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Agencies that have hired a Gardener

Gardener Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Gardener is $55,143.52. The highest paid Gardener made $97,212 in 2021.

Common Gardener Payscales

Payscale Number of Gardening Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 302
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 45
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 15
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 11

Starting Paygrade: $8.78 to $21.06 / hour at paygrade FWS-4
Maximum Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8

Other Jobs at the FWS-4 Paygrade

FWS-4 is the starting paygrade for Gardening jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Small Craft OperatingFWS-4FWS-12
Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9
Animal CaretakingFWS-4FWS-5
Cemetery CaretakingFWS-2FWS-6

Average Gardening Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Gardener was $41,098. Since then, the average pay has increased to $55,144 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5003.

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