Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
895,600 0.6 % $13.20 $27,460 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.87 $10.01 $12.03 $15.08 $19.00
Annual Wage (2) $18,460 $20,820 $25,030 $31,370 $39,520


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 517,750 25.52 $12.95 $26,940
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 88,730 7.48 $11.93 $24,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 76,910 1.44 $15.17 $31,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,350 0.23 $15.89 $33,040
Employment Services 18,030 0.50 $12.07 $25,110

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 517,750 25.52 $12.95 $26,940
Death Care Services 15,340 11.38 $13.51 $28,110
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,110 9.78 $11.66 $24,250
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 88,730 7.48 $11.93 $24,820
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,350 4.69 $12.84 $26,720

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) 510 0.03 $22.89 $47,620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.03 $19.65 $40,880
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 40 0.03 $16.58 $34,490
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.06 $16.55 $34,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 100 0.01 $16.50 $34,320


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 108,060 6.97 1.07 $14.31 $29,770
Florida 76,260 9.62 1.48 $11.69 $24,320
Texas 64,710 5.59 0.86 $12.15 $25,280
New York 45,230 5.03 0.78 $15.12 $31,450
Pennsylvania 35,150 6.16 0.95 $13.33 $27,730



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 8,180 13.20 2.03 $14.86 $30,910
Florida 76,260 9.62 1.48 $11.69 $24,320
Colorado 21,890 8.93 1.37 $13.91 $28,930
New Hampshire 5,620 8.85 1.36 $14.31 $29,770
Idaho 5,650 8.79 1.35 $14.11 $29,340



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 640 0.95 0.15 $18.10 $37,640
Massachusetts 22,530 6.63 1.02 $16.45 $34,220
Connecticut 13,580 8.19 1.26 $16.09 $33,480
Washington 19,670 6.59 1.02 $15.60 $32,450
Alaska 1,000 3.06 0.47 $15.59 $32,420




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 22,780 3.52 0.54 $15.52 $32,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 18,450 4.50 0.69 $14.45 $30,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 17,850 5.00 0.77 $14.34 $29,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,260 5.21 0.80 $11.76 $24,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,860 5.99 0.92 $12.98 $26,990
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 14,610 9.59 1.48 $12.75 $26,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,380 5.95 0.92 $13.95 $29,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 13,520 7.21 1.11 $11.74 $24,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 13,270 10.12 1.56 $12.59 $26,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,190 5.66 0.87 $12.52 $26,050