Salaries in the botanical specialties vary depending on your level of education and amount of experience, as well as on the area of the country in which you work.
In general, entry-level workers in groundskeeping positions receive hourly wages, usually beginning at around $10 per hour. Salaries are higher for employees trained in applying pesticides and pruning trees.
According to the American Institute for Biological Science, the 2003 median salary for plant biologists with less than one year of experience was $33,000. For all positions without supervisory responsibilities, the median was $48,000. Workers who supervise
other employees and those with more extensive experience earned more than $100,000.