Yard Worker

Perform duties to keep grounds of private residence in orderly condition.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Yard Workers do?

Performs any combination of following duties, in accordance with instructions of employer, to keep grounds of private residence in neat and orderly condition: Plants, transplants, fertilizes, sprays with pesticides, prunes, cultivates, and waters flowers, shrubbery, and trees. Seeds and mows lawns, rakes leaves, and keeps ground free of other debris. Whitewashes or paints fences. Washes and polishes automobiles. Cleans patio furniture and garage. Shovels snow from walks. May cultivate flowers, shrubbery, and other plants in greenhouse. May wax floors, tend furnace, or groom and exercise pets. May divide time between several homes, working on hourly or daily basis. When duties are confined to upkeep of grounds, may be designated Gardener.

Should I be a Yard Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: General Utility Worker, Greenhouse Worker, Hydroponics Worker, Orchid Worker, Outside Maintenance Worker, Park Worker See More

    How to become a Yard Worker

    Most Yard Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9mbdaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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