Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
839,780 0.6 % $12.65 $26,300 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.44 $9.56 $11.51 $14.58 $18.38
Annual Wage (2) $17,550 $19,890 $23,940 $30,320 $38,220


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 463,610 24.58 $12.33 $25,650
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 86,090 7.70 $11.49 $23,890
Local Government (OES Designation) 76,830 1.40 $14.62 $30,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,830 0.24 $15.17 $31,540
Employment Services 17,780 0.54 $11.65 $24,240

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 463,610 24.58 $12.33 $25,650
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,750 11.92 $11.44 $23,790
Death Care Services 15,520 11.63 $13.31 $27,690
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 86,090 7.70 $11.49 $23,890
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,690 5.22 $12.39 $25,770

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) 530 0.03 $22.45 $46,700
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 50 0.05 $20.38 $42,400
Rail Transportation 60 0.03 $19.32 $40,180
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $19.16 $39,860
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 30 0.02 $19.05 $39,630


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 102,730 6.98 1.10 $13.75 $28,600
Florida 70,750 9.49 1.50 $11.35 $23,610
Texas 60,080 5.50 0.87 $11.16 $23,210
New York 43,270 5.01 0.79 $14.48 $30,130
Illinois 34,760 6.09 0.96 $12.46 $25,920




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 8,730 14.49 2.29 $14.65 $30,480
Florida 70,750 9.49 1.50 $11.35 $23,610
Connecticut 13,960 8.54 1.35 $15.28 $31,780
Colorado 19,230 8.38 1.32 $13.54 $28,160
New Hampshire 5,160 8.33 1.31 $14.28 $29,690




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 590 0.88 0.14 $17.01 $35,370
Massachusetts 20,820 6.39 1.01 $16.11 $33,510
Connecticut 13,960 8.54 1.35 $15.28 $31,780
Alaska 960 2.97 0.47 $14.91 $31,000
Hawaii 8,730 14.49 2.29 $14.65 $30,480





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 20,020 5.41 0.85 $12.72 $26,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 19,410 4.88 0.77 $13.58 $28,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,670 3.18 0.50 $15.65 $32,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 14,200 7.97 1.26 $11.21 $23,320
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 14,200 9.78 1.54 $12.13 $25,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,350 5.78 0.91 $12.60 $26,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,300 4.82 0.76 $11.34 $23,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 13,160 10.96 1.73 $11.85 $24,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 12,680 10.27 1.62 $14.39 $29,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,540 5.30 0.84 $13.26 $27,570