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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
892,450 0.6 % $ 16.94 $ 35,240 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.62 $ 14.12 $ 16.55 $ 18.32 $ 22.90
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,170 $ 29,360 $ 34,430 $ 38,100 $ 47,630


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 545,900 25.36 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 83,330 7.50 $ 14.60 $ 30,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 74,050 1.38 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Real Estate 27,200 1.63 $ 16.67 $ 34,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,920 0.18 $ 19.39 $ 40,320

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 545,900 25.36 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
Death Care Services 12,810 9.69 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,380 7.89 $ 14.31 $ 29,760
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 83,330 7.50 $ 14.60 $ 30,370
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,890 4.34 $ 16.80 $ 34,940

Top paying industries for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) (8) $ 33.44 $ 69,550
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 540 0.03 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 400 0.04 $ 24.29 $ 50,530
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 250 0.07 $ 23.27 $ 48,410
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $ 22.23 $ 46,230


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.



Map of employment of landscaping and groundskeeping workers by state, May 2021


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 94,560 5.72 0.90 $ 19.36 $ 40,260
Florida 83,280 9.68 1.53 $ 15.24 $ 31,710
Texas 67,860 5.55 0.88 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
New York 45,160 5.21 0.82 $ 19.39 $ 40,340
Illinois 36,880 6.56 1.04 $ 16.88 $ 35,110


Map of location quotient of landscaping and groundskeeping workers by state, May 2021


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 7,370 13.44 2.12 $ 18.63 $ 38,750
Florida 83,280 9.68 1.53 $ 15.24 $ 31,710
New Hampshire 5,960 9.38 1.48 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Rhode Island 4,200 9.18 1.45 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Idaho 6,840 9.04 1.43 $ 16.26 $ 33,810


Map of annual mean wages of landscaping and groundskeeping workers by state, May 2021


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 470 0.71 0.11 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Massachusetts 22,820 6.72 1.06 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Washington 18,580 5.80 0.91 $ 20.20 $ 42,020
Vermont 2,490 8.77 1.38 $ 19.88 $ 41,350
Connecticut 12,520 7.96 1.26 $ 19.73 $ 41,030



Map of employment of landscaping and groundskeeping workers by area, May 2021


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 45,680 5.26 0.83 $ 19.94 $ 41,470
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 27,750 6.56 1.03 $ 17.26 $ 35,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 25,650 4.48 0.71 $ 18.89 $ 39,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 21,530 6.00 0.95 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 19,760 8.06 1.27 $ 15.67 $ 32,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 17,230 6.49 1.02 $ 17.82 $ 37,060
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,150 5.58 0.88 $ 15.56 $ 32,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,500 6.00 0.95 $ 20.88 $ 43,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 14,720 5.02 0.79 $ 18.36 $ 38,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,540 6.87 1.08 $ 16.57 $ 34,470


Map of location quotient of landscaping and groundskeeping workers by area, May 2021


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 3,990 26.73 4.22 $ 15.07 $ 31,350
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 3,840 26.24 4.14 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
The Villages, FL 870 25.89 4.09 $ 13.23 $ 27,530
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 1,480 23.08 3.64 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
Barnstable Town, MA 2,170 22.42 3.54 $ 20.50 $ 42,630
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 1,080 20.97 3.31 $ 15.19 $ 31,590
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 1,550 20.69 3.27 $ 15.36 $ 31,940
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 4,830 18.12 2.86 $ 15.64 $ 32,540
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 4,560 15.56 2.46 $ 15.84 $ 32,960
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 2,750 14.14 2.23 $ 14.18 $ 29,490