Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
838,740 0.9 % $10.51 $21,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.93 $7.95 $9.70 $12.20 $15.78
Annual Wage (2) $14,410 $16,530 $20,170 $25,380 $32,820

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to buildings and dwellings 384,680 $10.21 $21,240
Other amusement and recreation industries 106,240 $9.67 $20,120
Local government (OES designation) 74,250 $12.46 $25,930
Employment services 30,250 $9.07 $18,870
Elementary and secondary schools 23,430 $13.61 $28,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Power generation and supply 390 $18.88 $39,270
Federal government (OES designation) 1,100 $16.76 $34,870
Wired telecommunications carriers (7) $16.11 $33,510
Commercial and service industry machinery 30 $15.92 $33,120
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 30 $15.90 $33,080

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
Hawaii 6,760 $11.44 $23,800 1.213%
Florida 80,630 $9.50 $19,770 1.117%
Nevada 11,610 $11.51 $23,940 1.069%
Arizona 23,850 $9.25 $19,250 1.048%
Connecticut 13,510 $12.57 $26,150 0.828%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Massachusetts 19,330 $13.21 $27,470 0.617%
District of Columbia 960 $12.70 $26,420 0.161%
Connecticut 13,510 $12.57 $26,150 0.828%
New York 40,910 $12.18 $25,330 0.497%
Alaska 910 $12.05 $25,070 0.313%

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 2,770 $10.60 $22,040 2.418%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA 11,520 $9.65 $20,070 2.242%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 2,310 $9.62 $20,020 2.077%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 1,160 $12.52 $26,050 1.755%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 3,320 $10.12 $21,040 1.731%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danbury, CT PMSA 1,080 $14.68 $30,540 1.204%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 660 $14.47 $30,100 0.540%
New York, NY PMSA 11,290 $14.20 $29,540 0.286%
Oakland, CA PMSA 6,960 $14.00 $29,120 0.694%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 600 $13.95 $29,020 0.702%

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

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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