Gardener - Federal Salaries of 2019
Pay Rates for "Gardener"How much does a Gardener in the federal government get paid? $52,933.95* *Based on the 2019 average.
Gardener was the 128th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 383 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.
In 2019, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Gardening, with an average salary of $48,093.
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.
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
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||158||$48,093.46|
|National Park Service||93||$56,281.47|
|National Cemetery Administration||43||$52,514.74|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||14||$68,862.07|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||11||$52,118.27|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||9||$54,306.22|
|National Gallery of Art||8||$58,339.63|
|Agricultural Research Service||8||$46,198.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||4||$55,832.50|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||2||$52,926.00|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||2||$32,139.50|
|American Battle Monuments Commission||1||$66,074.00|
|Public Buildings Service||1||$65,219.00|
Gardener Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Gardener is $52,933.95. The highest paid Gardener made $91,515 in 2019.
Common Gardener Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Gardening Employees|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||294|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||44|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||24|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System||21|
|Starting Paygrade:||$8.89 to $19.03 / hour at paygrade FWS-4|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$10.62 to $23.66 / hour at paygrade FWS-8|
|Occupation Family:||PLANT AND ANIMAL WORK FAMILY|
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 Operating||FWS-4||FWS-12|
Average Gardening Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019
In 2004, the average pay for a Gardener was $41,098. Since then, the average pay has increased to $52,934 in 2019.
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