Wage & salary ranges in Southeast
I'd like to hear about wage and salary ranges for horticultural and gardening work in the Southeast and in South Carolina in particular.
I work as a horticulturist in landscape maintenance for a real estate development & golf corporation that employees about 600 people. Starting hourly rate was $13/hour, plus health/life insurance, sick leave, vacation. Merit raises up to 4% per year.
Perhaps a union would help us better negotiate with the corporation.