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Philip Grefrath sprays the home field of the Idaho Falls Chukars baseball team.
Median starting pay: $35,000
Median mid-career pay: $50,800

Apparently, a degree in Horticulture doesn't plant the seed for a six-figure salary.

As a groundskeeper for the Idaho Falls Chukars, a minor league baseball team, Phillip Grefrath said his degree in horticulture from Missouri State University gave him the tools he needed to edge, mow and fertilize a field, but he's not getting rich doing it.

"I'm still paying student loans off so I definitely think about the pay a lot, but I enjoy doing it so much that it's not a huge deal," he said.

Grefrath said his job in horticulture fits his Type A personality and perfectionist tendencies, and the rewards of taking care of the field -- which he says has become his "little baby" -- outweigh the lower pay.

"The fans reaction, and when the players and coaches come out and say, `Wow, this is beautiful' -- that makes it all worth it," he said.

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Last updated January 14 2011: 2:40 PM ET
Source: PayScale.com
How PayScale.com determined salary: Survey includes national median starting and mid-career salary for 120 popular bachelor degree majors. Salaries are for graduates who received bachelor's degrees from schools in the United States who work full time in the United States.
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