Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
868,770 0.6 % $12.85 $26,720 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.76 $11.68 $14.73 $18.57
Annual Wage (2) $17,830 $20,300 $24,290 $30,650 $38,620


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 492,190 25.01 $12.59 $26,190
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 87,460 7.58 $11.57 $24,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 75,850 1.43 $14.85 $30,880
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,850 0.24 $15.36 $31,940
Employment Services 17,890 0.52 $11.71 $24,360

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 492,190 25.01 $12.59 $26,190
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,950 11.78 $11.64 $24,220
Death Care Services 15,750 11.69 $13.30 $27,670
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 87,460 7.58 $11.57 $24,060
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,770 5.10 $12.40 $25,790

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) 490 0.02 $22.85 $47,540
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $21.18 $44,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $18.03 $37,490
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 130 0.01 $16.03 $33,330
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $15.99 $33,260


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 106,780 7.06 1.10 $13.74 $28,590
Florida 74,200 9.68 1.51 $11.51 $23,940
Texas 63,050 5.62 0.87 $11.53 $23,980
New York 44,550 5.06 0.79 $14.81 $30,800
Illinois 34,690 6.02 0.94 $13.17 $27,400



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 8,980 14.67 2.28 $14.91 $31,000
Florida 74,200 9.68 1.51 $11.51 $23,940
Colorado 20,540 8.68 1.35 $13.60 $28,290
New Hampshire 5,360 8.56 1.33 $14.30 $29,740
Rhode Island 3,890 8.39 1.30 $14.46 $30,080



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 660 0.98 0.15 $17.55 $36,500
Massachusetts 21,890 6.59 1.02 $16.42 $34,140
Alaska 780 2.39 0.37 $15.67 $32,600
Connecticut 13,640 8.28 1.29 $15.53 $32,310
Washington 18,960 6.54 1.02 $15.04 $31,280




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 20,030 5.34 0.83 $13.49 $28,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 19,050 4.70 0.73 $13.57 $28,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,800 3.12 0.48 $15.96 $33,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,640 5.15 0.80 $11.35 $23,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 14,500 9.77 1.52 $12.20 $25,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,070 5.89 0.92 $12.39 $25,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 14,030 7.69 1.20 $11.61 $24,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,810 6.17 0.96 $11.91 $24,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 13,550 5.70 0.89 $13.10 $27,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 13,430 10.74 1.67 $12.09 $25,150