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What Does a Greenhouse Manager Do?

Are you interested in the production and harvesting of food? Do you enjoy caring for plants, flowers, and vegetables? Do you enjoy learning what you need to do to ensure maximum productivity? 

A nursery or greenhouse manager is in charge of the daily operations of the facility. They are responsible for cultivating, plant-breeding, and protecting the plants against disease and pests. A nursery or greenhouse manager must also manage the heating and cooling of the facility along with the irrigation. They must keep accurate and detailed records of production and finances. They also hire and train the greenhouse staff. 

If this sounds interesting to you, consider Unity College’s Sustainable Business Management Sustainable Food and Farming.

Nursery and Greenhouse Manager Fast Facts

Recommended Education 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
Median Salary (2019) $71,160
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018) 975,160
Projected 10-Year Growth Rate 1%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018