Nursery and Greenhouse Worker

Career Overview

Nursery and greenhouse workers take care of plants in a nursery by starting them from seedlings, spraying them with fertilizer and insecticide, pruning them when necessary, and loading them onto trucks for delivery to customers.


A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain these positions. Completing a program in horticulture or a related field would make an individual more employable. These programs are typically offered through colleges.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$19,000 /yr
$22,000 /yr
$30,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Environmental science
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada