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Agriculture, Horticulture, & the Outdoors Careers | Nursery / Greenhouse Manager

Nursery / Greenhouse Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages agricultural workers who propagate, cultivate and harvest plants, primarily flowers, trees, shrubs and sod, and other crops such as mushrooms. Gathers data to monitor greenhouse and nursery growing conditions and yields.

Job Outlook

There were 24 Nursery / Greenhouse Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 623 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Nursery / Greenhouse Manager industry, which includes the Nursery / Greenhouse Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2010:

Salary

Many new Nursery / Greenhouse Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $51,434.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $52,160.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Nursery / Greenhouse Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $39,884.

Education and Experience

Posted Nursery / Greenhouse Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree7%
Bachelor's Degree53%
Master's Degree10%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other31%

Posted Nursery / Greenhouse Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years32%
3 to 5 years52%
6 to 8 years11%
9+ years6%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Nursery / Greenhouse Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (36%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
  • Organizational Skills (28%)
  • Planning (28%)
  • Physical Abilities (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Budgeting (28%)
  • Scheduling (28%)
  • Fertilizers (14%)
  • Oral Irrigation (10%)
  • Irrigation Systems (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Customer Service (15%)
  • Staff Management (15%)
  • Project Management (14%)
  • Repair (12%)
  • Cleaning (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Farm Management (6%)
  • Landscape Design (5%)
  • Agronomy (5%)
  • Plant Identification (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Nursery / Greenhouse Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Nursery Manager
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Horticulture Manager
  • Department Manager - Nursery
  • Deloitte Greenhouse Innovation Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Nursery / Greenhouse Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (37)
  • Siteone Landscape Supply (35)
  • Brightview Landscape Services (15)
  • Speedling Incorporated (11)
  • The Turner Corporation (8)

North Carolina

  • Siteone Landscape Supply (6)
  • Smithfield Foods (5)
  • Blue Thumb Farms (1)
  • Capitol Broadcasting Company (1)
  • Deloitte (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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