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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
14,310 4.4 % $18.21 $37,870 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.88 $13.09 $15.43 $22.32 $31.46
Annual Wage (2) $22,630 $27,220 $32,090 $46,430 $65,440


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,040 0.07 $14.82 $30,830
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,500 0.11 (8) (8)
Real Estate 1,470 0.09 $16.89 $35,140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 830 0.06 $19.63 $40,830
Postal Service (federal government) 780 0.12 $31.09 $64,670

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 150 0.26 $12.14 $25,260
Postal Service (federal government) 780 0.12 $31.09 $64,670
Death Care Services 150 0.11 $15.84 $32,950
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,500 0.11 (8) (8)
Real Estate 1,470 0.09 $16.89 $35,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 780 0.12 $31.09 $64,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $21.64 $45,010
Elementary and Secondary Schools 240 (7) $20.89 $43,460
Social Advocacy Organizations 140 0.06 $20.53 $42,690
Junior Colleges 120 0.02 $20.40 $42,430


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 3,270 0.34 3.53 $14.57 $30,310
California 2,260 0.13 1.34 $21.79 $45,320
Tennessee 1,080 0.36 3.69 $14.52 $30,210
Texas 990 0.08 0.82 $16.66 $34,650
Louisiana 640 0.33 3.41 $13.85 $28,810




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)
Alaska 170 0.55 5.61 $21.23 $44,150
Tennessee 1,080 0.36 3.69 $14.52 $30,210
New York 3,270 0.34 3.53 $14.57 $30,310
Louisiana 640 0.33 3.41 $13.85 $28,810
Wyoming 60 0.22 2.27 $13.39 $27,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $28.36 $58,990
Pennsylvania 80 0.01 0.14 $27.61 $57,430
Michigan 110 0.02 0.26 $26.97 $56,090
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $26.92 $55,990
Kentucky 70 0.04 0.39 $26.57 $55,270





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 3,200 0.33 3.40 $14.74 $30,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 350 0.11 1.14 $19.65 $40,870
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.34 3.47 $18.73 $38,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 320 0.05 0.52 $26.48 $55,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.16 1.62 $19.04 $39,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 210 0.10 1.03 $17.39 $36,160
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 170 0.31 3.18 $12.94 $26,920
Knoxville, TN 160 0.43 4.39 $13.86 $28,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 0.50 $19.83 $41,250
Anchorage, AK 140 0.79 8.12 $21.67 $45,070




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)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 90 1.10 11.28 $16.37 $34,050
Anchorage, AK 140 0.79 8.12 $21.67 $45,070
Bend-Redmond, OR 50 0.64 6.60 $13.00 $27,040
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 70 0.59 6.08 $23.23 $48,310
Johnson City, TN 50 0.59 6.05 $16.12 $33,530
Chattanooga, TN-GA 130 0.50 5.14 $12.83 $26,700
Lafayette, LA 90 0.46 4.73 $10.71 $22,270
Knoxville, TN 160 0.43 4.39 $13.86 $28,830
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.34 3.47 $18.73 $38,970
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,200 0.33 3.40 $14.74 $30,660




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $35.76 $74,390
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $30.06 $62,530
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 50 0.02 0.24 $30.06 $62,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 120 0.06 0.59 $27.81 $57,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.04 0.45 $27.50 $57,190
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 30 0.08 0.87 $27.33 $56,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.02 0.16 $27.08 $56,320
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 0.54 $26.82 $55,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 320 0.05 0.52 $26.48 $55,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.99 $54,060

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 200 1.66 17.01 $19.57 $40,710
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 5.38 $14.87 $30,930
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 4.93 $9.81 $20,410
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.85 $10.32 $21,470
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 3.14 $13.73 $28,560

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 200 1.66 17.01 $19.57 $40,710
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 5.38 $14.87 $30,930
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 4.93 $9.81 $20,410
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 3.14 $13.73 $28,560
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.85 $10.32 $21,470

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)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.04 $50,010
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 1.66 17.01 $19.57 $40,710
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.24 $37,930
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.94 $37,310
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.51 $36,430


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020