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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
12,840 5.5 % $16.75 $34,850 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.83 $11.24 $14.45 $20.42 $29.86
Annual Wage (2) $20,440 $23,380 $30,060 $42,480 $62,110


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 2,710 0.13 $15.56 $32,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,700 0.05 $13.27 $27,610
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 800 0.06 $18.27 $38,000
Postal Service (federal government) 740 0.12 $30.21 $62,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $20.91 $43,500

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 230 0.41 $10.75 $22,350
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,710 0.13 $15.56 $32,370
Postal Service (federal government) 740 0.12 $30.21 $62,830
Social Advocacy Organizations 130 0.06 $21.42 $44,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 800 0.06 $18.27 $38,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 740 0.12 $30.21 $62,830
Spectator Sports (8) (8) $22.54 $46,870
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $22.38 $46,550
Social Advocacy Organizations 130 0.06 $21.42 $44,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 270 (7) $21.11 $43,900


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 1,980 0.22 2.39 $12.76 $26,540
Tennessee 1,290 0.44 4.89 $13.47 $28,020
California 1,230 0.07 0.82 $18.62 $38,730
Texas 870 0.07 0.81 $15.90 $33,060
Illinois 580 0.10 1.08 $14.71 $30,590




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 1,290 0.44 4.89 $13.47 $28,020
Alaska 130 0.41 4.56 $21.34 $44,400
Wyoming 80 0.28 3.11 $10.50 $21,850
New York 1,980 0.22 2.39 $12.76 $26,540
Oregon 350 0.19 2.13 $16.25 $33,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $30.21 $62,830
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 0.13 $26.82 $55,790
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.36 $26.14 $54,370
Kentucky 90 0.05 0.54 $26.11 $54,300
Massachusetts 120 0.03 0.39 $25.87 $53,810



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.28 3.09 $12.29 $25,560
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 460 0.45 5.04 $14.41 $29,970
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 1.11 $14.14 $29,410
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.39 4.30 $15.70 $32,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 1.33 $15.65 $32,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.08 0.92 $19.00 $39,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.08 0.85 $19.21 $39,960
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 180 0.30 3.29 $15.92 $33,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.63 $17.80 $37,030
Knoxville, TN 140 0.37 4.16 $14.64 $30,440


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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)
Johnson City, TN 40 0.53 5.92 $15.29 $31,810
Chattanooga, TN-GA 120 0.48 5.35 $13.37 $27,820
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 460 0.45 5.04 $14.41 $29,970
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.43 4.76 $9.62 $20,000
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.39 4.30 $15.70 $32,650
Knoxville, TN 140 0.37 4.16 $14.64 $30,440
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 180 0.30 3.29 $15.92 $33,120
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 110 0.30 3.37 $14.90 $30,980
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.28 3.09 $12.29 $25,560
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 120 0.22 2.42 $12.21 $25,400


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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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.38 $65,270
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $28.19 $58,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $27.75 $57,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.36 $27.21 $56,600
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $24.89 $51,770
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.83 $24.69 $51,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.28 $24.21 $50,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 80 0.06 0.62 $24.01 $49,940
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $22.89 $47,620
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $22.38 $46,560

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 180 1.55 17.25 $18.48 $38,430
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 9.24 $10.28 $21,370
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 6.90 $9.44 $19,620
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.24 $12.11 $25,180
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.34 $9.78 $20,350

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 180 1.55 17.25 $18.48 $38,430
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 9.24 $10.28 $21,370
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 6.90 $9.44 $19,620
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 5.32 $14.60 $30,380
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 4.87 $18.83 $39,170

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 Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.93 $41,460
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 4.87 $18.83 $39,170
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 1.55 17.25 $18.48 $38,430
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.57 $36,540
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.43 $34,170


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018