Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
15,300 4.4 % $14.72 $30,620 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $9.96 $12.86 $17.98 $25.85
Annual Wage (2) $17,940 $20,710 $26,760 $37,390 $53,770


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,590 0.07 $13.52 $28,110
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,460 0.19 $13.39 $27,850
Employment Services 1,330 0.04 $14.79 $30,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 800 0.03 $10.89 $22,650
Postal Service 620 0.10 $27.36 $56,900

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 400 0.86 $11.49 $23,910
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,460 0.19 $13.39 $27,850
Death Care Services 240 0.18 $15.14 $31,490
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.10 $13.47 $28,020
Postal Service 620 0.10 $27.36 $56,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 620 0.10 $27.36 $56,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 430 0.01 $20.10 $41,810
Social Advocacy Organizations 40 0.02 $19.82 $41,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $19.68 $40,930
Junior Colleges 440 0.06 $17.65 $36,710


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)
Illinois 2,520 0.45 3.80 $15.79 $32,850
New York 2,050 0.24 2.04 $12.01 $24,980
Florida 1,140 0.16 1.33 $14.12 $29,360
New Jersey 740 0.20 1.67 $13.72 $28,530
California 710 0.05 0.42 $15.64 $32,530




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)
District of Columbia 330 0.50 4.28 $19.47 $40,490
Illinois 2,520 0.45 3.80 $15.79 $32,850
Oregon 570 0.35 3.01 $17.77 $36,970
New York 2,050 0.24 2.04 $12.01 $24,980
North Dakota 80 0.20 1.68 $13.30 $27,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 110 0.02 0.17 $22.48 $46,760
District of Columbia 330 0.50 4.28 $19.47 $40,490
Mississippi 40 0.04 0.34 $19.46 $40,480
Washington 130 0.05 0.41 $19.42 $40,390
Wisconsin 80 0.03 0.25 $19.12 $39,780





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.37 3.17 $11.69 $24,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.44 3.77 $16.20 $33,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.22 1.88 $19.29 $40,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.13 1.12 $17.84 $37,110
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.23 1.94 $14.24 $29,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.08 0.68 $13.25 $27,560
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 170 0.13 1.12 $14.83 $30,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.15 1.32 $18.59 $38,670
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 0.96 $16.86 $35,060
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 0.94 (8) (8)




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)
Danville, IL 60 2.25 19.12 $12.06 $25,080
Champaign-Urbana, IL 90 0.95 8.06 $17.92 $37,280
Bangor, ME 40 0.59 5.00 $10.00 $20,800
Rockford, IL 60 0.44 3.77 $9.99 $20,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.44 3.77 $16.20 $33,700
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 70 0.38 3.25 $16.18 $33,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.37 3.17 $11.69 $24,320
Peoria, IL 60 0.32 2.75 $15.62 $32,480
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 0.29 2.47 $11.74 $24,430
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 100 0.28 2.39 $15.06 $31,330




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.35 $26.36 $54,830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 40 0.03 0.27 $24.59 $51,140
Anchorage, AK 30 0.20 1.70 $22.55 $46,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 50 0.03 0.26 $20.79 $43,250
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 0.60 $20.32 $42,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 0.02 0.15 $20.06 $41,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.20 $19.67 $40,920
Springfield, IL (8) (8) (8) $19.30 $40,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.22 1.88 $19.29 $40,120
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.08 0.66 $19.16 $39,860

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 1.03 8.74 $11.00 $22,880
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 140 1.50 12.73 $15.95 $33,170
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 6.32 $10.78 $22,420
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 4.77 $12.74 $26,490
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 4.41 $13.61 $28,320

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 140 1.50 12.73 $15.95 $33,170
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 1.03 8.74 $11.00 $22,880
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 6.32 $10.78 $22,420
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.63 5.36 $15.70 $32,660
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 4.77 $12.74 $26,490

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.26 $35,900
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.91 $35,170
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 140 1.50 12.73 $15.95 $33,170
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.63 5.36 $15.70 $32,660
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.72 $30,620


About May 2012 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 mean 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013