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Plant Tender Salary
in San Diego, California

$31,107 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$336

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plant Tender is $31,107 a year and $15 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Plant Tender is between $24,959 and $36,646. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Cares for ornamental plants on various customer premises, applying knowledge of horticultural requirements, and using items such as insecticides, fertilizers, and gardening tools: reads work orders and supply requisitions to determine job requirements, and confers with supervisor to clarify work procedures.
  • Loads plants and supplies onto truck in order of scheduled stops, using handtruck.
  • Drives truck to premises and carries needed supplies to work area.
  • Examines plants and soil to determine moisture level, using water sensor gauge, and waters plants according to requirements of species, using hose and watering can.
  • Sponges plant leaves to apply moisture and remove dust.
  • Observes plants under magnifying glass to detect insects and disease, and consults plant care books or confers with supervisor to identify problems and determine treatments.
  • Selects and applies specified chemical solutions to feed plants, kill insects, and treat diseases, using hose or mist-sprayer.
  • Transplants root-bound plants into larger containers.
  • Pinches and prunes stems and leaves to remove dead and diseased leaves, to shape plants, and to induce growth, using shears.
  • Removes diseased and dying plants from premises and replaces them with healthy plants.
  • Informs customer of plant care needs.
  • Enters record of actions taken at each stop in route book and prepares requisitions for materials needed on subsequent visit.
  • Returns diseased, dying, and unused plants and supplies to employer premises.
Plant Tender Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Job family population: 912,360

Estimated population of Plant Tender jobs: 53,574

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$36,062
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

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