Become a Landscaper in 2021? Income, Jobs, Education

Become a Landscaper in 2021? Income, Jobs, Education

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0:00 – Intro
0:30 – Landscaper Roles and Responsibilities
1:02 – Landscaper Education
1:28 – Landscaping is Dangerous
2:06 – Incomes and Salaries of Landscapers
3:51 – Landscaper Jobs Market
5:58 – Landscaper Holland Codes (RIASEC)
6:35 – Pros and Cons of Becoming a Landscaper

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Become a landscaper in 2021? Landscapers are the people behind amazing outdoor spaces. They ensure that the trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, and grasses are healthy and enhance the look of any outdoor landscapes by adding decorations and outdoor facilities.

I’ll help you find out if being a landscaper is right for you by answering these questions:

What is the average salary of a landscaper?
What is the job market like for landscapers? Would it be hard for you to get a job?
Would this occupation be compatible with your personality and interests?
What kind of education do you need to become a landscaper?
Let’s get started.

Landscapers have much heavier responsibilities than gardeners because they don’t just take care of the plants in a garden or landscaped area. They make sure that the area, in general, looks beautiful, so they also install fences, decks, water systems, and ponds, among others.

Although foresters earn more than landscapers, landscapers outnumber them significantly.

Landscapers scored high in the Realistic (100) and Conventional (56) themes.

A bachelor’s degree isn’t required to be a landscaper.

According to the Occupational Information Network, among the landscapers:

39% don’t have a high school diploma
31% finished high school and have a certificate
18% have a bachelor’s degree
12% either have a graduate degree or have undergone further training.

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10 Comments

  1. J.J Güey on April 30, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I worked as a landscaper in my teen years as a part time job and summer job and i do not recommend it for a career it does not pay that well unless if you make your own business and work for yourself. Don’t be a landscaper especially if you live in a place where is hot i live in houston summers here are no joke i worked outside all day with no shade and not everyone can handle it

  2. Travis Godbold on April 30, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Where I live in Arizona, they make 20 dollars an hour doing simple landscaping tasks around residential properties! It’s a high paying job if you like working outdoors.

  3. Epyc on April 30, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I love the outro music! Where did you get it from/whats it called?

  4. Beeskly B on April 30, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I worked 2 years for a reputable landscaping company in Winnipeg Manitoba, I grew a love for landscaping and was a natural. unfortunately I was fired for being late to often, its still my passion and am very good at it so after I educate myself and make a plan I am going to start a business in Nova Scotia

  5. oldfoofuture on April 30, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    How can I get into landscaping with our having any experience? I really want to start but it seems no company wants to give me a chance… I’m 23 and very eager to get out my factory job.

  6. Christian Yeates on April 30, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Steven, great tips and I will be sharing your video with my landscaper clients in the UK. My business has developed a tool specifically for landscapers (https://youtu.be/8HVao9xJBNs) that either embeds in your website in seconds or can run on a separate page and be shared on your social media. It encourages visitors to engage with the tool for cost estimates which instantly generates a sales lead that is emailed to you. It get’s amazing engagement compared to completing a contact form or making a call. A one man landscaper in the UK who signed up 1 month ago has had 141 estimates (leads) generated in the first 30 days and his website isn’t actually very busy.

    I’d love to know your expert opinion if you could spare a minute to watch the video and although I am located in the UK, I would love to make a few changes for a US version if anyone is interested? Thanks for your time and for the great video.

  7. Paul Mazzola on April 30, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    I am interested in becoming a landscaper only basic stuff I like the learn can you show me what a landscaper does?

  8. Brody Bartholomew on April 30, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    I make $47,500 as a Project lead Landscaping. I’m 19 with not diploma.

  9. gio132050 on April 30, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Landscaping isn’t so bad. You can make a lot of money. My dad has his own small business. He can charge anywhere from 50-100$ an hour or by job. The only difficult thing is using the heavy machines and especially if its hot like SoCal. You learn to price quote as you go. The bigger machines you have(Sitdown Lawnmowers) the more you can charge. You just offer your service to anyone with a bad yard or even speak to people working inside commercial/store buildings.

  10. HashRosinKing on April 30, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    More like $100 an hour

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