What does a Landscaper do?

Landscapers, or Landscaping Technicians, maintain the grounds of a property. Landscaping is an almost exclusively outdoor job, and it is one of the more physically demanding roles in construction. Most of the work requires manual labor. Depending on the structure of the company and level of experience, landscapers may also have to work in an office, meet with clients, draw up layout designs, and maintain records. 

Landscapers work with a variety of equipment, including but not limited to lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, weed whackers, leaf blowers, and other power equipment. Additionally, landscapers work with shovels, spades, rakes, hoes, and other handheld tools. 

Common tasks include mowing and edging lawns, clearing areas of debris and leaves, planting and watering flower beds, removing weeds and unsightly plants, cleaning pathways and sidewalks, pruning and shaping bushes and trees, determining the correct usage of pesticides and fertilizers, and other general maintenance.

Landscapers can work in a variety of environments alongside other skilled tradespeople. Many companies hire teams of landscapers who travel to job sites together. 

Here’s how Landscaper salaries and pay rates are determined in Vancouver. To help you better understand the factors that affect the salary of a Landscaper, we’re sharing our own data as well as industry data to break down how salaries can vary. Examples of factors that influence a Landscaper’s salary are the city and province, years of experience, and whether the Landscaper is a certified Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist. 

An early career Landscaper with 1 – 4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.46 CAD/hour based on industry data. A mid-career Landscaper with 5 – 9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.36 CAD/hour. An experienced Landscaper with 10 – 19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.50 CAD/hour.  

A Landscape Horticulturist is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Red Seal program. It isn’t mandatory unless specified by an employer as a hiring qualification. The most successful Landscaping Horticulturalists usually have a Red Seal certification.

In Vancouver, British Columbia, a Landscaper earns roughly around $21 CAD/hour on average. As shown earlier, the pay scale varies depending on the person’s experience. For landscapers who are just starting out, their hourly rate is usually around $14.60 CAD/hour in Vancouver. These rates reflect 2020 data. Typically the more experience you have in landscaping and horticulture, the higher your salary or hourly rate will be. 

How much do Landscapers make on the Faber Work platform?

Landscapers should be paid what they deserve when it comes to working on projects through Faber Work. With Faber Work, entry-level landscapers who have at least 1-year of experience will start at a pay rate of $22 CAD/hour. This exceeds the average hourly rate of $14.60 CAD/hour for landscapers in Vancouver, BC.

Here’s what the Faber Work payscale looks like for landscapers in Vancouver:

The more experienced landscapers are also given the option to “set your own rate”. If you’re a landscaper on Faber Work and your profile has 2+ years of verified experience in landscaping, this feature will be available to you! 

Companies on the Faber Connect platform can see the rate you have suggested for their landscaping project. After a company reviews your profile and experience, they can choose to confirm the suggested hourly rate you set for the project.

That’s just one of the reasons why landscapers choose Faber Work over temp agencies in Vancouver.

Whether you’re new to landscaping or have years of experience under your belt, finding landscaping opportunities that pay well is so much easier with Faber Work. 

Faber Work is the easiest way to get matched to construction and landscaping projects right on your phone. Join Faber Work and become part of a connected workforce that’s proudly building a better world.

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