MLB baseball playoffs have started and that means tons of national media focused on teams. While the players
get the exposure many wonder how much the grounds keepers who make the field look great get paid.
Most grounds keepers on MLB teams work numerous hours. When the team is home they work 80 – 90 hour weeks. When the team is away, work weeks are about 50 hours. On top of that, many have degrees in soils or turf-grass management and apply their science to their craft.
Top grounds keeper earners hit $100,000 and most make money on the side consulting.