Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
829,350 0.6 % $12.23 $25,430 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $9.23 $11.25 $14.24 $17.90
Annual Wage (2) $16,960 $19,200 $23,400 $29,610 $37,240


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 437,450 24.75 $11.87 $24,680
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 95,830 8.98 $11.09 $23,070
Local Government (OES Designation) 80,440 1.44 $14.36 $29,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 20,180 0.24 $15.13 $31,470
Lessors of Real Estate 17,560 3.10 $11.70 $24,340

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 437,450 24.75 $11.87 $24,680
Death Care Services 17,000 12.91 $11.98 $24,930
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,160 11.55 $10.44 $21,710
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 95,830 8.98 $11.09 $23,070
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 7,390 5.37 $11.69 $24,320

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) 570 0.03 $21.95 $45,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 360 0.17 $18.36 $38,190
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $16.81 $34,970
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.01 $16.59 $34,520
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $15.72 $32,700


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 102,050 7.29 1.12 $13.41 $27,900
Florida 73,090 10.29 1.58 $11.04 $22,970
Texas 59,710 5.92 0.91 $10.79 $22,450
New York 42,320 5.07 0.78 $13.83 $28,770
Illinois 35,550 6.43 0.99 $12.49 $25,980




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 6,860 12.00 1.84 $14.31 $29,760
Florida 73,090 10.29 1.58 $11.04 $22,970
Arizona 23,100 9.76 1.50 $11.12 $23,120
Colorado 19,530 9.05 1.39 $12.99 $27,010
Nevada 9,920 8.91 1.37 $12.98 $27,000




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 730 1.15 0.18 $16.79 $34,910
Alaska 780 2.54 0.39 $15.78 $32,830
Massachusetts 18,360 5.89 0.90 $15.24 $31,700
Washington 16,270 6.04 0.93 $14.59 $30,340
Connecticut 12,420 7.77 1.19 $14.59 $30,340

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 21,140 5.97 0.92 $12.70 $26,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 18,380 4.82 0.74 $13.65 $28,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 17,170 10.20 1.56 $11.12 $23,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,670 3.35 0.51 $15.08 $31,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,300 6.64 1.02 $11.16 $23,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 12,930 11.33 1.74 $12.30 $25,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,870 5.15 0.79 $10.44 $21,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 12,800 9.32 1.43 $12.30 $25,570
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 12,730 10.58 1.62 $14.28 $29,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 12,590 6.98 1.07 $13.19 $27,440




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 3,600 32.92 5.05 $11.98 $24,910
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 1,290 29.06 4.45 $11.46 $23,830
Palm Coast, FL 470 27.48 4.21 $9.95 $20,690
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 4,650 19.60 3.00 $11.22 $23,340
Barnstable Town, MA 1,790 19.20 2.94 $15.07 $31,340
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 2,050 19.10 2.93 $9.94 $20,670
Port St. Lucie, FL 2,070 17.58 2.69 $11.26 $23,420
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 8,470 17.04 2.61 $11.44 $23,790
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 3,210 16.55 2.54 $11.13 $23,150
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 5,750 15.56 2.38 $12.12 $25,210