A groundskeeper maintains the grounds of a school, park, or other institution.
The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma. Most employers will provide onsite training. For head groundskeepers positions, generally, a college degree is required.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a groundskeeper was $36,292, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Groundskeeper Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- National Turfgrass Federation
- Professional Grounds Management Society
- Sports Turf Managers Association
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn what Kent State University groundskeepers, Jil Morgan and Matt Treen do every day to keep their campus looking beautiful.