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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
912,660 0.6 % $15.56 $32,360 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.44 $12.23 $14.63 $18.02 $22.37
Annual Wage (2) $21,710 $25,450 $30,440 $37,480 $46,530


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 560,710 25.58 $15.60 $32,440
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 82,870 6.14 $13.81 $28,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 77,560 1.40 $16.69 $34,710
Real Estate 27,120 1.63 $15.21 $31,650
Employment Services 15,340 0.42 $14.21 $29,550

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 560,710 25.58 $15.60 $32,440
Death Care Services 13,800 10.08 $15.41 $32,050
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,390 7.42 $13.06 $27,160
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 82,870 6.14 $13.81 $28,720
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 6,560 3.98 $15.35 $31,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $24.50 $50,960
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $20.89 $43,450
Motion Picture and Video Industries 100 0.02 $19.83 $41,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $19.61 $40,780
Insurance Carriers 60 0.01 $19.38 $40,310


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 106,550 6.13 0.99 $17.51 $36,420
Florida 83,960 9.55 1.54 $13.99 $29,090
Texas 66,350 5.34 0.86 $14.18 $29,480
New York 44,730 4.70 0.76 $17.36 $36,110
Ohio 37,830 6.94 1.12 $14.84 $30,870




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 7,970 12.54 2.02 $18.25 $37,960
Florida 83,960 9.55 1.54 $13.99 $29,090
Montana 4,250 9.07 1.46 $15.38 $32,000
Rhode Island 4,370 9.04 1.46 $16.77 $34,880
New Hampshire 5,870 8.88 1.43 $15.98 $33,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 21,040 5.81 0.94 $19.10 $39,720
Washington 19,020 5.73 0.92 $18.33 $38,120
Alaska 880 2.79 0.45 $18.27 $38,000
Hawaii 7,970 12.54 2.02 $18.25 $37,960
Connecticut 13,770 8.27 1.33 $18.22 $37,890





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 47,030 4.87 0.78 $17.75 $36,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 31,280 5.01 0.81 $17.38 $36,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 26,450 5.66 0.91 $16.34 $33,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 21,400 5.85 0.94 $15.23 $31,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 20,640 7.81 1.26 $14.20 $29,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 18,210 6.33 1.02 $16.60 $34,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 17,410 8.21 1.32 $14.47 $30,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 16,880 5.31 0.85 $16.25 $33,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,320 5.02 0.81 $13.93 $28,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 14,380 9.35 1.50 $15.46 $32,170