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Horticulture Careers

The average salary range for positions within this major was between $20,000 - $85,000 yearly, depending on experience and position. For a list of detailed salary trends within this career visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Careers in the horticultural industry include:

  • Landscape designer
  • Landscape contractor 
  • Landscape installer
  • Nursery manager
  • Hardscape specialist
  • Hardscape supplier
  • Xeriscaping specialist
  • Turf care professional
  • Nursery production manager
  • Tree care professional
  • Parks manager
  • Arborist
  • Vegetable production manager
  • Floriculture production manager
  • Garden center manager
  • Plant broker, buyer
  • Floral designer, florist
  • Wholesale grower, propagator, manager
  • Sales representative
  • Writer, educator
  • Extension educator
  • Horticultural specialist
  • Research scientist
  • Plant breeder
  • Federal and municipal plant inspector
  • Peace Corp, US Government volunteer
  • ...or go on to graduate school

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