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Plant Propagator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$31,200 (USD)

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The average pay for a Plant Propagator is $31,200 a year and $15 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Plant Propagator is between $31,199 and $36,470. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Plant Propagator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Propagates plants, such as orchids and rhododendrons, applying knowledge of environmental controls and plant culture: confers with management personnel to ascertain type and number of species to propagate and to develop and revise nutrient formulas and environmental-control specifications.
  • Selects materials according to kind of plant; mixes growth media; and prepares containers, such as jars, pots, and trays.
  • Initiates new plant growth, using methods such as following: (1) cuts leaves, stems, or rhizomes from parent plant and places cuttings in growth media. (2) bends, covers, or buries branches of parent plant in soil, securing branches with pegs or rocks. (3) wounds stems of parent plant, using sharp knife, inserts pebble into wound, and binds wound with moss, burlap, or raffia. (4) plants meristem and seeds in growth media. (5) breaks off or cuts apart and plants roots, crowns, and tubers from parent plant.
  • Inspects growing area to ascertain temperature and humidity conditions, and regulates systems of heaters, fans, and sprayers to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Gives transplanting and cultivation instructions to coworkers, and monitors activities to assure adherence to established plant-culture procedures.
  • May graft or divide developing plants to promote altered growth characteristics.
  • May log activities, maintain propagation records, and compile periodic reports.
Plant Propagator Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Job family population: 4,610

Estimated population of Plant Propagator jobs: 349

Rate of error: 6.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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