This Industry Resources page creates a centralized location for a collection of pertinent information for the horticulture Industry. Information, research, analysis and statistics, industry standards, guidance and publications on industry best practices, training and workshop opportunities, and careers in horticulture are provided to promote industry awareness. To simplify the process of gathering information, resources for other organizations and agencies in the horticulture industry are also provided.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Professional Landcare Network
2010 Employee Compensation Report for the Green Industry
Business Principles of Landscape Contracting, 2nd Edition
Guide to Growing a Successful Landscape Maintenance Business
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Compensation survey provides executive and employee compensation and benefits information for landscape and lawn care companies, with survey results broken out by type of business and region.
American Nurseryman Magazine
The green industry holds its own in a period of slow growth and uncertainty about critical legislative matters.
An American Nurseryman Report Amid the rumblings of a renewed minimum wage debate and the possible delay-yet again-of legislative action on immigration reform, the day-to-day work of the green industry goes on.
Search for "wage & benefits survey"
Survey includes average salary, hourly wage, and benefits information for landscape and plant nurseries, landscape designers and architects, landscaping personnel, and lawn and garden center retailers on a national and regional basis. Selected excerpts from current and prior surveys are available free online.
Tree Care Industry Association
Wage & Benefit Survey
Wage and benefit survey provides compensation and benefit information for salaried and hourly personnel employed by commercial tree care companies, with annual salary data broken out by job position on a national basis and hourly wage data broken out by job position (e.g., foreman, climber, technician, laborer) and geographic region. Survey is available to members only; contact association for more information.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Grounds Maintenance Workers
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.