Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2007

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.

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)
110,340 1.1 % $20.06 $41,730 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.15 $14.70 $18.62 $24.11 $30.42
Annual Wage (2) $25,270 $30,580 $38,720 $50,150 $63,280

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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 59,810 $19.27 $40,090
Local Government (OES designation) 11,620 $22.64 $47,090
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,360 $22.30 $46,390
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,680 $19.85 $41,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,370 $20.49 $42,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 140 $28.83 $59,980
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 $25.45 $52,930
Residential Building Construction 80 $25.31 $52,650
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 160 $25.20 $52,420
Amusement Parks and Arcades 270 $24.63 $51,230

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Idaho 910 $15.08 $31,360 0.142%
Arizona 3,710 $19.17 $39,860 0.140%
Hawaii 790 $22.79 $47,400 0.129%
South Carolina 2,370 $18.38 $38,240 0.126%
Nevada 1,610 $20.71 $43,080 0.125%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 1,530 $25.20 $52,420 0.091%
Rhode Island 500 $25.13 $52,270 0.103%
Delaware 270 $24.80 $51,590 0.063%
District of Columbia 140 $24.77 $51,520 0.023%
New York 4,670 $23.28 $48,430 0.055%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anniston-Oxford, AL 210 $14.70 $30,580 0.427%
Brunswick, GA 140 $17.83 $37,090 0.331%
Elizabethtown, KY 140 $12.90 $26,840 0.307%
Naples-Marco Island, FL 340 $22.54 $46,880 0.258%
St. George, UT 130 $16.44 $34,200 0.249%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Johnson City, TN 30 $28.26 $58,770 0.039%
Ann Arbor, MI 110 $27.17 $56,500 0.056%
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 530 $26.78 $55,710 0.054%
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 770 $26.69 $55,520 0.075%
New Haven, CT 320 $26.61 $55,350 0.115%

About May 2007 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2007 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 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 3, 2008

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