Nursery Worker

By: Graceann Lawhorne

Job Information

Nursery workers work in nursery facilities. They work outside or in greenhouses taking care of many types of plants. Their job is to plant, grow, water, transplant, prune, and broadly just take care of the plant. Workers have to control the overall quality of the greenery while under their care. Nursery workers are also responsible for determining the conditions that are necessary for maximum growth and development. Additionally, they monitor the whole process from the planting to the harvest.

Education and Salary

In order to become a nursery worker, a high school education and diploma are highly recommended. A two-year technical college certificate is a bonus. Training is provided by an employer, but experience is helpful. An average annual salary for a nursery worker is around $23,000.