Average wage: $13.73 per hour
"Many of our lawn care vendors are part-timers," said Bryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPal. "Some are firemen, some (are) teachers that use our app in the summer to make extra money (and) others are college students that work afternoons and weekends — and it is the perfect way for them to make extra money."
The BLS cited the national average hourly rate for landscaping and groundskeeping workers at $13.73, but finding the right gig can substantially increase your earnings. Clayton said the average GreenPal vendor makes $55 per hour.
"They set their own hours and pick the clients they want to work for," he said. "It is the perfect side job for the summer."
If you stick to strictly mowing lawns, that job description is pretty self-explanatory. However, the role of a landscaper is much more involved. In this position, you might be expected to plant greenery, apply pesticide, fertilize plants, trim shrubs and clear walkways.
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