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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
14,470 5.8 % $17.17 $35,710 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.90 $12.34 $14.63 $20.79 $30.30
Annual Wage (2) $20,590 $25,660 $30,420 $43,240 $63,020


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,810 0.07 $14.20 $29,540
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,520 0.12 $15.35 $31,930
Real Estate 1,840 0.11 $16.03 $33,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 0.04 $22.36 $46,510
Postal Service (federal government) 760 0.12 $30.90 $64,280

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 180 0.30 $11.72 $24,370
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,520 0.12 $15.35 $31,930
Postal Service (federal government) 760 0.12 $30.90 $64,280
Real Estate 1,840 0.11 $16.03 $33,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,810 0.07 $14.20 $29,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 760 0.12 $30.90 $64,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $22.93 $47,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 340 (7) $22.71 $47,250
Social Advocacy Organizations 100 0.04 $22.66 $47,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 0.04 $22.36 $46,510


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)
New York 3,130 0.33 3.33 $14.19 $29,520
Tennessee 1,490 0.50 5.03 $15.41 $32,050
California 1,440 0.08 0.85 $18.71 $38,920
Texas 1,180 0.10 0.97 $15.67 $32,590
Maryland 640 0.24 2.38 $17.17 $35,710




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)
Tennessee 1,490 0.50 5.03 $15.41 $32,050
New York 3,130 0.33 3.33 $14.19 $29,520
Louisiana 560 0.29 2.94 $12.99 $27,020
Maryland 640 0.24 2.38 $17.17 $35,710
Alaska 70 0.23 2.29 $20.48 $42,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 320 0.17 1.67 $28.15 $58,550
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 0.13 $27.61 $57,430
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $27.42 $57,040
Kentucky 90 0.05 0.49 $25.76 $53,570
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $25.43 $52,900





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 3,610 0.38 3.81 $14.16 $29,450
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 430 0.45 4.47 $18.27 $38,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 380 0.12 1.21 $20.10 $41,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 1.18 $16.38 $34,070
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 220 0.35 3.50 $15.91 $33,090
Chattanooga, TN-GA 180 0.72 7.17 $14.86 $30,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.06 0.64 $23.62 $49,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 170 0.03 0.28 $27.57 $57,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.56 $18.38 $38,220
Knoxville, TN 160 0.41 4.07 $15.63 $32,510




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)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 180 0.72 7.17 $14.86 $30,900
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 0.66 6.55 $9.81 $20,390
Bend-Redmond, OR 50 0.66 6.58 $13.74 $28,570
Johnson City, TN 40 0.53 5.33 $17.01 $35,370
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.51 5.13 $13.86 $28,820
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 430 0.45 4.47 $18.27 $38,000
Lafayette, LA 90 0.45 4.46 $10.10 $21,010
Knoxville, TN 160 0.41 4.07 $15.63 $32,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,610 0.38 3.81 $14.16 $29,450
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 220 0.35 3.50 $15.91 $33,090




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $34.66 $72,100
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $29.23 $60,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $28.21 $58,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 170 0.03 0.28 $27.57 $57,340
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $26.76 $55,670
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.06 0.61 $25.90 $53,870
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.07 0.69 $25.06 $52,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.02 0.22 $25.06 $52,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 0.23 $24.82 $51,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.06 0.64 $23.62 $49,130

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.43 14.31 $20.26 $42,140
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 7.67 $11.32 $23,540
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 7.88 $16.94 $35,240
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 4.44 $13.55 $28,190
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 4.94 $11.07 $23,030

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.43 14.31 $20.26 $42,140
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 7.88 $16.94 $35,240
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 7.67 $11.32 $23,540
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 5.82 $10.24 $21,300
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 4.94 $11.07 $23,030

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.77 $24.03 $49,990
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.43 14.31 $20.26 $42,140
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.62 $36,660
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 7.88 $16.94 $35,240
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.93 $35,210


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019