Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.


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)
99,010 1.3 % $21.68 $45,100 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.85 $15.95 $20.27 $26.29 $33.30
Annual Wage (2) $26,730 $33,170 $42,160 $54,680 $69,260


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 56,860 3.08 $20.73 $43,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,800 0.20 $24.84 $51,680
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 10,360 0.95 $23.46 $48,800
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,480 0.03 $23.93 $49,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,110 0.07 $23.07 $47,990

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 56,860 3.08 $20.73 $43,110
Death Care Services 1,820 1.37 $22.91 $47,640
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 10,360 0.95 $23.46 $48,800
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 320 0.67 $18.78 $39,060
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 910 0.62 $18.79 $39,070

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) 180 0.01 $30.69 $63,840
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.03 $27.42 $57,040
Office Administrative Services 100 0.02 $26.90 $55,950
Amusement Parks and Arcades 160 0.09 $24.92 $51,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,800 0.20 $24.84 $51,680


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 9,840 0.69 0.91 $23.52 $48,930
Florida 9,040 1.24 1.64 $19.45 $40,460
Texas 6,840 0.65 0.85 $19.59 $40,740
New York 4,920 0.58 0.76 $24.77 $51,510
North Carolina 3,720 0.96 1.26 $20.73 $43,110




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 770 1.31 1.72 $23.70 $49,300
Florida 9,040 1.24 1.64 $19.45 $40,460
Wyoming 330 1.19 1.56 $23.55 $48,990
Connecticut 1,880 1.16 1.53 $25.64 $53,330
Idaho 680 1.14 1.50 $19.65 $40,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 260 0.65 0.85 $26.46 $55,030
District of Columbia 180 0.27 0.36 $26.32 $54,750
Connecticut 1,880 1.16 1.53 $25.64 $53,330
Massachusetts 2,840 0.89 1.17 $25.16 $52,340
Rhode Island 370 0.83 1.09 $25.05 $52,110





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,350 1.36 1.79 $18.13 $37,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.44 0.58 $25.58 $53,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,960 0.87 1.14 $24.07 $50,060
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,900 1.88 2.47 $17.32 $36,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,630 0.62 0.81 $19.95 $41,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.69 0.91 $25.97 $54,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.43 0.57 $23.88 $49,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.72 0.94 $19.86 $41,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,450 1.19 1.56 $26.78 $55,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,430 0.83 1.10 $26.13 $54,360