Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
912,360 0.6 % $14.28 $29,700 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $10.98 $13.31 $16.51 $20.61
Annual Wage (2) $19,960 $22,840 $27,670 $34,340 $42,870


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 549,140 26.02 $14.16 $29,450
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 87,320 6.86 $12.79 $26,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 76,470 1.40 $16.13 $33,540
Real Estate 28,280 1.80 $14.06 $29,240
Employment Services 16,390 0.46 $12.72 $26,460

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 549,140 26.02 $14.16 $29,450
Death Care Services 14,040 10.27 $14.36 $29,860
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,800 8.50 $12.35 $25,700
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 87,320 6.86 $12.79 $26,610
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,130 4.43 $13.98 $29,080

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 $23.74 $49,390
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $19.32 $40,190
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.13 $18.83 $39,160
Scientific Research and Development Services 350 0.05 $18.55 $38,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries 90 0.02 $18.42 $38,320


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 106,580 6.38 1.00 $15.91 $33,080
Florida 82,000 9.74 1.52 $12.65 $26,320
Texas 66,900 5.63 0.88 $13.21 $27,470
New York 45,720 4.97 0.78 $15.94 $33,140
Ohio 36,120 6.73 1.05 $13.43 $27,930




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 7,490 11.83 1.85 $15.78 $32,810
Florida 82,000 9.74 1.52 $12.65 $26,320
Rhode Island 4,230 8.88 1.39 $15.75 $32,750
Montana 4,090 8.87 1.39 $13.82 $28,740
Colorado 22,540 8.82 1.38 $15.27 $31,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 670 0.95 0.15 $18.50 $38,490
Alaska 920 2.88 0.45 $18.03 $37,500
Massachusetts 21,300 6.04 0.94 $17.50 $36,410
Connecticut 13,860 8.38 1.31 $17.40 $36,180
Washington 19,740 6.19 0.97 $16.85 $35,040



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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 24,260 3.62 0.57 $16.81 $34,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 17,930 4.05 0.63 $16.27 $33,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 16,640 4.54 0.71 $15.59 $32,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,070 5.49 0.86 $13.44 $27,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,830 5.66 0.88 $14.24 $29,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,810 7.48 1.17 $13.23 $27,510
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 14,010 8.67 1.35 $14.71 $30,600
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 13,650 10.47 1.64 $16.34 $33,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 13,360 9.31 1.45 $13.87 $28,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,210 5.30 0.83 $13.94 $29,000