Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units. Excludes "Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse" (45-2092).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
821,750 0.6 % $12.33 $25,650 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $9.28 $11.26 $14.29 $18.07
Annual Wage (2) $17,130 $19,290 $23,410 $29,720 $37,580


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 438,200 24.50 $11.92 $24,800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 89,140 8.38 $11.20 $23,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 79,860 1.45 $14.47 $30,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,800 0.24 $15.23 $31,680
Lessors of Real Estate 17,030 3.01 $11.71 $24,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 438,200 24.50 $11.92 $24,800
Death Care Services 15,830 11.99 $12.56 $26,130
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,370 11.98 $10.56 $21,960
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 89,140 8.38 $11.20 $23,300
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,380 5.38 $11.70 $24,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $22.21 $46,190
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $20.99 $43,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 390 0.17 $18.01 $37,460
Specialized Freight Trucking (8) (8) $17.84 $37,110
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $17.37 $36,130


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 100,240 7.14 1.11 $13.63 $28,350
Florida 69,040 9.65 1.51 $10.95 $22,780
Texas 58,320 5.66 0.88 $10.84 $22,540
New York 42,580 5.05 0.79 $14.10 $29,330
Illinois 35,710 6.41 1.00 $12.59 $26,180




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 7,500 13.00 2.03 $14.06 $29,240
Florida 69,040 9.65 1.51 $10.95 $22,780
Colorado 19,070 8.75 1.37 $13.13 $27,310
Arizona 20,720 8.70 1.36 $11.10 $23,090
Vermont 2,480 8.52 1.33 $13.82 $28,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 830 1.28 0.20 $16.88 $35,110
Massachusetts 18,880 5.98 0.93 $15.44 $32,120
Alaska 970 3.09 0.48 $15.06 $31,320
Connecticut 12,740 7.92 1.24 $14.84 $30,870
Washington 16,370 6.02 0.94 $14.56 $30,280





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 20,490 5.72 0.89 $12.73 $26,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 18,590 4.86 0.76 $13.60 $28,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,350 3.23 0.50 $15.56 $32,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 15,070 8.87 1.38 $11.12 $23,130
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 13,250 10.95 1.71 $14.38 $29,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 13,090 9.44 1.47 $12.41 $25,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,520 4.91 0.77 $10.78 $22,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,470 5.40 0.84 $12.72 $26,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,420 6.07 0.95 $10.86 $22,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,310 5.52 0.86 $12.62 $26,250