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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
913,480 0.6 % $14.88 $30,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.98 $11.55 $13.94 $17.26 $21.47
Annual Wage (2) $20,760 $24,020 $29,000 $35,910 $44,670


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 556,240 25.91 $14.84 $30,860
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 85,100 6.50 $13.22 $27,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 76,890 1.40 $16.35 $34,020
Real Estate 27,250 1.68 $14.65 $30,470
Employment Services 14,910 0.41 $13.38 $27,840

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 556,240 25.91 $14.84 $30,860
Death Care Services 14,020 10.23 $15.04 $31,290
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,680 8.03 $12.72 $26,460
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 85,100 6.50 $13.22 $27,490
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,440 4.56 $14.70 $30,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 30 0.37 $28.90 $60,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $24.31 $50,560
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.10 $21.64 $45,000
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $20.04 $41,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 280 0.04 $18.79 $39,090


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 106,630 6.27 0.99 $16.59 $34,510
Florida 84,490 9.81 1.56 $13.28 $27,610
Texas 67,360 5.56 0.88 $13.55 $28,170
New York 44,570 4.75 0.75 $16.74 $34,820
Ohio 36,420 6.72 1.07 $13.98 $29,070




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 8,230 12.83 2.03 $16.38 $34,070
Florida 84,490 9.81 1.56 $13.28 $27,610
Montana 4,340 9.36 1.48 $14.69 $30,560
Rhode Island 4,430 9.18 1.45 $16.27 $33,850
Idaho 6,200 8.78 1.39 $13.97 $29,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 620 1.96 0.31 $18.78 $39,050
Massachusetts 21,370 5.98 0.95 $18.31 $38,090
District of Columbia 820 1.14 0.18 $17.88 $37,190
Washington 19,100 5.86 0.93 $17.75 $36,910
Connecticut 13,220 7.96 1.26 $17.65 $36,700





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 48,290 5.08 0.81 $16.83 $35,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 31,790 5.20 0.82 $16.50 $34,320
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 27,000 5.82 0.92 $15.36 $31,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 20,630 5.78 0.92 $13.75 $28,600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 20,560 7.94 1.26 $13.50 $28,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 17,160 5.47 0.87 $15.81 $32,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16,920 5.94 0.94 $15.52 $32,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 16,560 8.06 1.28 $13.81 $28,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,870 5.32 0.84 $14.04 $29,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,390 5.36 0.85 $14.31 $29,770