Jobs for groundskeepers are expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations through 2010. There is high turnover in the field as part-time workers leave to seek full-time employment in their chosen careers, or as people seek jobs in higher-paying occupations. In addition, there will be a continuing need for groundskeepers with increased construction of new home and office complexes as well as recreational facilities like golf courses, baseball and football fields, resorts, and theme parks.
Groundskeeping positions do not pay a great deal, especially in the beginning. Entry-level workers can expect to earn about $8 an hour, while supervisors earn about $15 an hour. Those working in local government usually earn more. If you are specialized in turf-grass management and work for a golf course, or a college or professional athletic facility, you can earn even more.
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