Occupation Snapshot | Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, 2015-2019 | August 2021
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.
As of May 2019, there were 912,660 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $15.56 and the average annual wage was $32,360.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In private industry for this occupation, there were 12,380 nonfatal injury and illness cases requiring days away from work during 2019. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 185.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 124 for landscaping and groundskeeping workers during 2019, compared to 142 during 2018.
Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII and CFOI program concepts and definitions see the SOII Handbook of Methods and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: August 5, 2021