Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
906,570 0.6 % $13.73 $28,560 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $10.48 $12.65 $15.76 $19.74
Annual Wage (2) $19,160 $21,800 $26,320 $32,790 $41,070


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 533,810 25.72 $13.56 $28,200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 88,040 7.14 $12.25 $25,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 77,880 1.45 $15.64 $32,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,710 0.21 $16.65 $34,630
Employment Services 17,360 0.48 $12.17 $25,320

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 533,810 25.72 $13.56 $28,200
Death Care Services 15,030 11.01 $14.02 $29,170
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,100 9.54 $11.99 $24,940
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 88,040 7.14 $12.25 $25,490
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,430 4.64 $13.25 $27,560

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) 490 0.02 $23.16 $48,170
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $17.75 $36,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $17.50 $36,400
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $17.48 $36,360
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 110 0.01 $17.04 $35,440


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 104,820 6.56 1.02 $15.11 $31,440
Florida 82,520 10.04 1.55 $12.13 $25,220
Texas 66,770 5.68 0.88 $12.89 $26,800
New York 46,440 5.10 0.79 $15.55 $32,340
Ohio 35,550 6.66 1.03 $12.76 $26,530




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 7,020 11.11 1.72 $14.73 $30,640
Florida 82,520 10.04 1.55 $12.13 $25,220
Colorado 23,070 9.20 1.42 $14.51 $30,180
Vermont 2,750 9.01 1.40 $15.29 $31,800
Idaho 5,900 8.89 1.38 $14.55 $30,270




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 660 0.94 0.15 $18.92 $39,360
Connecticut 13,350 8.01 1.24 $16.99 $35,340
Massachusetts 22,850 6.60 1.02 $16.92 $35,190
Washington 19,630 6.40 0.99 $16.38 $34,080
Alaska 980 3.02 0.47 $16.32 $33,950





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 24,830 3.77 0.58 $16.00 $33,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 17,400 4.12 0.64 $15.70 $32,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 17,360 4.77 0.74 $15.20 $31,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,000 5.45 0.84 $12.94 $26,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,650 5.74 0.89 $13.83 $28,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,160 5.69 0.88 $14.70 $30,570
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 14,120 9.04 1.40 $14.10 $29,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,810 5.68 0.88 $13.31 $27,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 13,380 6.91 1.07 $12.49 $25,970
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 13,370 10.39 1.61 $16.10 $33,500