Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
830,640 0.6 % $12.44 $25,870 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.39 $11.33 $14.38 $18.16
Annual Wage (2) $17,330 $19,520 $23,570 $29,900 $37,770


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 454,150 24.61 $12.07 $25,100
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 86,600 7.98 $11.27 $23,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 76,080 1.39 $14.54 $30,250
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,370 0.23 $15.36 $31,950
Lessors of Real Estate 17,820 3.17 $11.96 $24,880

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 454,150 24.61 $12.07 $25,100
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 6,850 14.67 $10.81 $22,490
Death Care Services 16,020 12.06 $12.96 $26,950
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 86,600 7.98 $11.27 $23,450
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 8,230 5.62 $12.02 $25,010

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) 540 0.03 $22.29 $46,370
Specialized Freight Trucking (8) (8) $18.19 $37,830
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 150 0.12 $17.43 $36,250
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $17.09 $35,550
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 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 100,820 7.05 1.11 $13.65 $28,390
Florida 70,540 9.70 1.52 $11.22 $23,330
Texas 59,110 5.59 0.88 $10.91 $22,680
New York 43,080 5.04 0.79 $14.18 $29,500
Illinois 36,020 6.39 1.00 $12.33 $25,650




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 7,850 13.35 2.09 $14.30 $29,740
Florida 70,540 9.70 1.52 $11.22 $23,330
Colorado 19,940 8.96 1.41 $13.31 $27,680
Connecticut 14,190 8.76 1.37 $14.86 $30,910
South Carolina 15,060 8.38 1.32 $10.69 $22,230




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 720 1.10 0.17 $17.27 $35,930
Massachusetts 19,770 6.17 0.97 $15.81 $32,880
Alaska 990 3.11 0.49 $15.00 $31,200
Connecticut 14,190 8.76 1.37 $14.86 $30,910
Washington 17,920 6.48 1.02 $14.52 $30,200





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 20,060 5.51 0.86 $12.32 $25,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 19,090 4.93 0.77 $13.40 $27,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,980 3.29 0.52 $15.57 $32,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,540 6.45 1.01 $11.13 $23,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 13,300 9.42 1.48 $12.37 $25,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,230 5.01 0.79 $10.93 $22,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 13,140 7.60 1.19 $10.96 $22,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 12,900 11.12 1.74 $11.89 $24,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 12,640 5.39 0.85 $12.86 $26,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,170 5.38 0.84 $12.78 $26,580