Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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. Exclude "Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse" (45-2092).

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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)
792,170 0.8 % $10.33 $21,490 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.83 $7.86 $9.51 $11.91 $15.32
Annual Wage (2) $14,210 $16,350 $19,770 $24,770 $31,860

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Services to buildings and dwellings 345,870 $9.91 $20,620 1 122
Other amusement and recreation industries 100,760 $9.66 $20,090 2 133
Local government (OES designation) 69,620 $12.67 $26,350 3 27
Lessors of real estate 22,820 $9.25 $19,240 4 154
Employment services 22,320 $8.61 $17,900 5 174

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 80 $19.86 $41,300 132 1
Power generation and supply 280 $18.41 $38,300 78 2
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 40 $16.70 $34,730 169 3
Wired telecommunications carriers (6) $16.52 $34,350 (6) 4
Federal government (OES designation) 1,130 $16.22 $33,740 39 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 6,330 $11.77 $24,490 1.150% 400
Arizona 24,140 $8.90 $18,500 1.075% 562
Florida 73,710 $9.33 $19,410 1.035% 620
Nevada 10,250 $10.20 $21,220 0.970% 513
California 115,170 $11.07 $23,020 0.796% 603

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 720 $13.04 $27,120 0.251% 362
Massachusetts 19,290 $12.83 $26,680 0.603% 529
Connecticut 12,250 $12.70 $26,420 0.746% 477
District of Columbia 1,140 $11.95 $24,860 0.192% 357
New Jersey 24,500 $11.88 $24,710 0.635% 561

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Naples, FL MSA 3,280 $10.00 $20,800 2.947%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA 11,180 $8.63 $17,960 2.211%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 2,290 $9.43 $19,620 2.201%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 1,280 $11.55 $24,030 1.909%
Yuba City, CA MSA 720 $9.80 $20,390 1.858%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 790 $14.44 $30,040 0.632%
Danbury, CT PMSA 1,300 $14.09 $29,310 1.468%
New York, NY PMSA 10,980 $13.55 $28,180 0.275%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 6,240 $13.50 $28,070 0.626%
Oakland, CA PMSA 7,460 $13.47 $28,010 0.744%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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