Groundsman or greenkeeper

Groundsmen and greenkeepers cut and lay turf and maintain areas for golf courses and other sports grounds.

Tasks

  • Rolls, mows and waters grass, marks out pitches.
  • Monitors and maintains the quality and condition of turf.
  • Moves soil to alter surface contour of land using mechanical equipment and constructs appropriate landscaping features and maintains such features.
  • Cuts and lays turf using hand and machine tools and repairs damaged turf.
  • Levels ground and installs drainage system as required.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 26% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£17,979

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for groundsman or greenkeeper is £17,979

1,037 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,037. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for groundsman or greenkeeper roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £17,979 per year. That is about £1,498 per month or £9.22 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,472, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,912

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,037 people are employed in the region.

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