Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
15,170 6.1 % $15.83 $32,930 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.15 $10.51 $13.69 $19.19 $27.13
Annual Wage (2) $19,020 $21,870 $28,470 $39,920 $56,430


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 4,450 0.21 $15.21 $31,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,110 0.06 $13.22 $27,490
Postal Service 710 0.11 $29.32 $60,980
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 660 0.05 $15.73 $32,720
Employment Services 630 0.02 $18.59 $38,670

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 320 0.59 $12.69 $26,390
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4,450 0.21 $15.21 $31,630
Postal Service 710 0.11 $29.32 $60,980
Lessors of Real Estate 560 0.10 $14.33 $29,810
Social Advocacy Organizations 170 0.08 $18.29 $38,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 710 0.11 $29.32 $60,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools 250 (7) $22.69 $47,200
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $22.67 $47,160
Spectator Sports 110 0.08 $21.01 $43,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $20.50 $42,640


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 1,760 0.11 1.02 $17.40 $36,200
Tennessee 1,420 0.49 4.55 $12.25 $25,490
Illinois 990 0.17 1.55 $17.64 $36,700
Texas 970 0.08 0.77 $16.18 $33,660
West Virginia 780 1.12 10.38 $9.85 $20,490




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)
West Virginia 780 1.12 10.38 $9.85 $20,490
Alaska 330 1.02 9.46 $17.43 $36,260
Tennessee 1,420 0.49 4.55 $12.25 $25,490
Wyoming 90 0.32 3.00 $10.40 $21,630
Oregon 540 0.30 2.77 $18.25 $37,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 70 0.04 0.40 $27.26 $56,700
Pennsylvania 80 0.01 0.12 $25.79 $53,640
Massachusetts 110 0.03 0.30 $24.34 $50,630
District of Columbia 60 0.08 0.76 $23.09 $48,030
Missouri 180 0.06 0.60 $22.93 $47,700





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 1,960 0.30 2.75 $12.08 $25,120
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.15 1.35 $19.34 $40,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.12 1.09 $16.16 $33,610
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 470 0.52 4.78 $13.74 $28,580
Anchorage, AK 200 1.15 10.62 $18.40 $38,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.63 $20.42 $42,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 160 0.12 1.13 $18.80 $39,110
Knoxville, TN 140 0.38 3.50 $12.74 $26,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 130 0.05 0.48 $16.68 $34,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 0.49 $16.19 $33,680




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)
Anchorage, AK 200 1.15 10.62 $18.40 $38,280
Albany, GA 40 0.63 5.81 $10.29 $21,410
Jackson, TN 40 0.62 5.76 $10.19 $21,200
Charleston, WV 70 0.60 5.59 $13.02 $27,080
Gainesville, FL 70 0.57 5.26 $11.09 $23,070
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 470 0.52 4.78 $13.74 $28,580
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.39 3.60 $9.16 $19,050
Knoxville, TN 140 0.38 3.50 $12.74 $26,510
Chattanooga, TN-GA 80 0.35 3.22 $13.21 $27,470
Peoria, IL 60 0.32 2.95 $14.78 $30,740




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) $31.50 $65,520
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $26.95 $56,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.36 $25.87 $53,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.21 $25.84 $53,740
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.03 0.31 $25.62 $53,300
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.38 $52,790
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.97 $49,860
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.13 1.16 $23.54 $48,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.27 $23.33 $48,530
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 0.65 $22.10 $45,970

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.81 16.79 $9.39 $19,530
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.97 8.93 $9.78 $20,340
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 5.04 $9.30 $19,350
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 4.84 $16.75 $34,850
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 4.04 $10.73 $22,330

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.81 16.79 $9.39 $19,530
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.97 8.93 $9.78 $20,340
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 5.04 $9.30 $19,350
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 4.84 $16.75 $34,850
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 4.03 $9.17 $19,080

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)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.04 $41,690
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 4.84 $16.75 $34,850
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.76 $32,780
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.94 $31,060
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.90 $31,000


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017