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Horticulturist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$74,596 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Horticulturist is $74,596 a year and $36 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Horticulturist is between $53,425 and $92,053. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Horticulturist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assesses and conducts experiments and investigations to determine methods of breeding, producing, storing, processing, and transporting of fruits, nuts, berries, vegetables, flowers, bushes, and trees.
  • Learns ways to develop new or improved varieties having higher yield, quality, nutritional value, resistance to disease, or adaptability to climates, soils, uses, or processes.
  • Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Horticulturist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Soil and Plant Scientists

Job family population: 14,180

Estimated population of Horticulturist jobs: 1,005

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Horticulturist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Mar 24
Michigan City, IN, USA
ServiScape is looking to hire 1 - 2 landscape horticulture team members at Long Beach Country Club for the 2019 season. The positions will focus specifically on the care of the landscape beds ...
Grounds Maintenance
Jun 4
Burr Ridge, IL, USA
Inter Continental Real Estate and Development
The ideal candidate is an honest professional with horticultural experience whom is self driven, self managed and organized while displaying teamwork and maintaining a focus on safety. Must be ...
General Manager - Retail Garden Center
Jun 16
Oak Park, IL, USA
They are acknowledged as a leader in the horticulture market and employ a highly skilled staff of horticulturists, designers, account managers and maintenance professionals. The company provides its ...
Park District Staff
Apr 1
Calumet City, IL, USA
Leadership Development Institute
Performs all required tasks to maintain Park District grounds and horticulture projects by following written or verbal instructions. ï‚· Performs all required tasks to prepare and maintain ball ...
Client Relationship Manager - Residential Landscape Maintenance
Jun 17
North Chicago, IL, USA
... in horticulture, landscape design or related field is preferred. · Strong plant identification and knowledge. · An outgoing personality with an ethical and trustworthy approach that has a track ...
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