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The term “gardener” can be used to describe a variety of occupations that allow one to work on maintaining lawns, flower beds, trees, and other flora. These jobs can be very fulfilling if you have an interest in planting and shaping gardens or lawns. In addition, the work you put into building a garden or maintaining a piece of land will result in something beautiful, something that will be admired and praised by others.


Entry-level labor positions usually pay minimum wage, but as gardeners gather experience, their salaries increase. The average wage for landscape laborers was $8 an hour in 1998. With more experience, higher paying managerial positions are obtainable. Greenhouse managers and lawn service managers made an average of $12 per hour in 1998.

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