Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other

All grounds maintenance workers not listed separately.


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)
18,570 6.4 % $15.70 $32,660 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $10.32 $13.85 $19.83 $26.35
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $21,460 $28,800 $41,250 $54,810


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 6,210 0.32 $15.34 $31,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,740 0.07 $13.80 $28,700
Employment Services 1,450 0.04 $15.66 $32,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 710 0.02 $18.53 $38,550
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 630 1.24 $11.22 $23,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 630 1.24 $11.22 $23,330
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 6,210 0.32 $15.34 $31,900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 170 0.12 $16.97 $35,300
Death Care Services 130 0.10 $14.59 $30,350
Postal Service 600 0.10 $28.67 $59,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 600 0.10 $28.67 $59,630
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $21.07 $43,820
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $20.34 $42,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 590 0.03 $19.93 $41,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 380 (7) $19.80 $41,170


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)
Illinois 2,980 0.52 3.77 $16.52 $34,360
New York 2,120 0.24 1.75 $12.50 $26,010
New Jersey 1,640 0.42 3.08 $14.23 $29,610
Tennessee 1,470 0.54 3.90 $14.57 $30,300
California 1,270 0.08 0.61 $17.69 $36,790



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)
Alaska 290 0.89 6.51 $15.19 $31,590
Hawaii 340 0.55 4.01 $13.48 $28,040
Tennessee 1,470 0.54 3.90 $14.57 $30,300
Illinois 2,980 0.52 3.77 $16.52 $34,360
Oregon 780 0.47 3.39 $17.56 $36,520



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 90 0.02 0.12 $22.03 $45,830
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.34 $21.37 $44,450
Arizona 70 0.03 0.21 $20.13 $41,870
Missouri 240 0.09 0.65 $19.40 $40,360
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $19.19 $39,910




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 2,140 0.57 4.16 $17.32 $36,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.37 2.66 $12.26 $25,510
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 550 0.93 6.78 $19.01 $39,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.43 3.10 $19.43 $40,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.21 1.52 $19.29 $40,130
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.35 2.53 $12.20 $25,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 0.79 $17.25 $35,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.45 $17.88 $37,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 0.97 $20.27 $42,170
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 160 0.15 1.08 $15.78 $32,830



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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocean City, NJ 100 2.69 19.56 $14.93 $31,060
Danville, IL 70 2.47 18.00 $11.19 $23,270
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 550 0.93 6.78 $19.01 $39,550
Anchorage, AK 150 0.85 6.15 $17.83 $37,080
Boulder, CO 130 0.76 5.51 $11.43 $23,770
Bangor, ME 40 0.70 5.09 $10.45 $21,730
Port St. Lucie, FL 80 0.62 4.51 $15.28 $31,790
Champaign-Urbana, IL 60 0.60 4.35 $17.81 $37,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,140 0.57 4.16 $17.32 $36,020
Peoria, IL 90 0.49 3.55 $12.94 $26,910



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.02 0.17 $27.83 $57,890
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.31 $50,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $21.80 $45,350
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.55 $21.31 $44,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 50 0.02 0.16 $20.83 $43,330
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 70 0.06 0.40 $20.74 $43,140
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 0.97 $20.27 $42,170
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $20.18 $41,980
Duluth, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.09 $41,790
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $20.00 $41,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 3.71 $14.65 $30,470
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.75 $14.25 $29,630
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.78 $15.08 $31,370
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.02 $12.78 $26,590
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.82 $9.01 $18,730

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 3.71 $14.65 $30,470
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.75 $14.25 $29,630
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.78 $15.08 $31,370
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.02 $12.78 $26,590
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.82 $9.01 $18,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.07 $37,580
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.52 $32,270
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.78 $15.08 $31,370
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 3.71 $14.65 $30,470
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.75 $14.25 $29,630


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015