Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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

Plan, organize, direct, or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities, such as planting and maintaining ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns, and applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals, according to contract specifications. May also coordinate activities of workers engaged in terracing hillsides, building retaining walls, constructing pathways, installing patios, and similar activities in following a landscape design plan. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and work force requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

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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)
95,450 1.8 % $17.71 $36,840 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.31 $12.66 $16.23 $21.12 $27.00
Annual Wage (2) $21,440 $26,320 $33,770 $43,920 $56,160

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 48,860 $16.96 $35,270 1 36
Local government (OES designation) 9,040 $20.24 $42,090 2 12
Other amusement and recreation industries 8,690 $21.93 $45,610 3 7
Traveler accommodation 2,930 $14.91 $31,020 4 56
Death care services 2,600 $16.60 $34,540 5 41

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Nonresidential building construction 150 $26.74 $55,620 32 1
Federal government (OES designation) 170 $25.13 $52,270 31 2
Power generation and supply 70 $24.36 $50,670 47 3
Support activities for crop production (6) $22.79 $47,400 (6) 4
Spectator sports 120 $22.21 $46,190 33 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 730 $18.35 $38,170 0.132% 239
Georgia 4,770 $15.37 $31,970 0.126% 372
Arizona 2,770 $15.42 $32,060 0.123% 340
Wyoming 270 $17.54 $36,490 0.112% 192
Rhode Island 520 $21.54 $44,790 0.110% 189

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 1,240 $23.74 $49,380 0.076% 211
New York 4,090 $23.70 $49,300 0.050% 252
Washington 1,130 $21.64 $45,010 0.044% 282
Rhode Island 520 $21.54 $44,790 0.110% 189
New Jersey 3,010 $20.55 $42,740 0.078% 320

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 360 $17.83 $37,090 0.318%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 300 $16.97 $35,300 0.277%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 510 $14.96 $31,120 0.270%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 260 $16.03 $33,350 0.256%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 160 $20.60 $42,850 0.243%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 1,100 $31.05 $64,580 0.092%
Danbury, CT PMSA 40 $26.18 $54,450 0.045%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 100 $25.18 $52,380 0.070%
Tacoma, WA PMSA 200 $25.18 $52,360 0.085%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 260 $25.05 $52,100 0.130%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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