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Plant Tender Salary
in New York, United States

$30,641 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$331

Average Bonus

Last updated: March 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plant Tender is $30,641 a year and $15 an hour in New York, United States. The average salary range for a Plant Tender is between $23,877 and $36,097. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York, United States.

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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 New York, 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:
$35,521
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Plant Tender Job Listings for New York, United States

Plant Utilities Engineer 1, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, P19255
Mar 9
Queens Village, NY, USA
New York State Civil Service
Plant Utilities Engineer 1 is a continuous recruitment examination. Either 1. Graduate of heating ... tender, refrigerating engineer or engineman with the U.S. Merchant Marine; Or 6. Completion of a ...
Plant Utilities Engineer
Mar 1
Brooklyn, NY, USA
New York State Civil Service
... tender, refrigerating engineer or engineman with the U.S. Merchant Marine; Or 6. Completion of a ... engineers, plant maintenance (plumber/steamfitter), HVAC Mechanic or plant maintenance ...
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