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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Industry profile for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Geographic profile for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

National estimates for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
872,370 0.7 % $ 16.25 $ 33,800 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.96 $ 13.01 $ 15.26 $ 18.72 $ 23.23
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,800 $ 27,060 $ 31,730 $ 38,930 $ 48,310


Industry profile for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 555,470 26.11 $ 16.30 $ 33,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 74,950 1.39 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 64,380 6.35 $ 14.21 $ 29,560
Real Estate 25,390 1.54 $ 15.97 $ 33,210
Employment Services 15,460 0.48 $ 15.01 $ 31,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 555,470 26.11 $ 16.30 $ 33,900
Death Care Services 13,030 9.97 $ 16.10 $ 33,490
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,700 7.29 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 64,380 6.35 $ 14.21 $ 29,560
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 5,730 3.47 $ 16.36 $ 34,020

Top paying industries for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 500 0.02 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Truck Transportation 530 0.04 $ 20.83 $ 43,330
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 $ 20.69 $ 43,030
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 20.42 $ 42,470
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 180 0.05 $ 20.15 $ 41,910


Geographic profile for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 100,760 6.13 0.98 $ 18.68 $ 38,850
Florida 84,940 10.06 1.60 $ 14.53 $ 30,220
Texas 63,870 5.28 0.84 $ 15.04 $ 31,280
New York 43,090 4.96 0.79 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Ohio 34,720 6.76 1.08 $ 15.35 $ 31,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 7,420 12.93 2.06 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Florida 84,940 10.06 1.60 $ 14.53 $ 30,220
Maine 5,350 9.31 1.48 $ 16.99 $ 35,330
Idaho 6,550 9.11 1.45 $ 15.66 $ 32,580
Montana 4,060 8.91 1.42 $ 16.89 $ 35,120




Top paying states for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 770 1.13 0.18 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Massachusetts 20,850 6.22 0.99 $ 20.10 $ 41,820
Washington 18,630 5.83 0.93 $ 19.19 $ 39,910
Hawaii 7,420 12.93 2.06 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Connecticut 12,670 8.22 1.31 $ 18.71 $ 38,930





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 45,020 5.10 0.81 $ 18.58 $ 38,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 28,740 4.94 0.79 $ 19.04 $ 39,590
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 24,490 5.62 0.90 $ 16.89 $ 35,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 21,370 5.95 0.95 $ 16.49 $ 34,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 20,270 8.08 1.29 $ 14.82 $ 30,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 17,450 8.28 1.32 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16,750 6.21 0.99 $ 16.87 $ 35,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 15,810 5.23 0.83 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,520 4.89 0.78 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 14,020 5.39 0.86 $ 20.13 $ 41,860




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Port St. Lucie, FL 4,450 30.40 4.85 $ 14.74 $ 30,660
The Villages, FL 870 29.11 4.64 $ 12.34 $ 25,660
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 3,610 24.77 3.95 $ 17.47 $ 36,350
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 1,820 24.45 3.90 $ 16.91 $ 35,170
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 1,550 23.14 3.69 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Barnstable Town, MA 2,110 22.78 3.63 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
Ocean City, NJ 730 21.06 3.36 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 1,070 20.93 3.34 $ 14.72 $ 30,630
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 4,860 18.60 2.97 $ 14.77 $ 30,730
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 3,370 17.53 2.80 $ 13.58 $ 28,250