Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2007

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)
932,730 0.5 % $11.53 $23,980 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.68 $8.77 $10.69 $13.48 $17.03
Annual Wage (2) $15,970 $18,250 $22,240 $28,040 $35,420

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 488,370 $11.28 $23,460
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 101,030 $10.56 $21,960
Local Government (OES designation) 81,680 $13.36 $27,780
Employment Services 27,630 $10.46 $21,750
Elementary and Secondary Schools 21,340 $13.95 $29,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 500 $20.13 $41,870
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 460 $19.10 $39,730
Motion Picture and Video Industries (8) $18.44 $38,350
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 120 $16.53 $34,370
Other Support Services 550 $15.77 $32,810

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
Hawaii 8,210 $13.63 $28,350 1.345%
Arizona 30,600 $10.46 $21,750 1.156%
Florida 88,110 $10.65 $22,140 1.106%
Nevada 13,800 $11.67 $24,260 1.074%
South Carolina 16,570 $10.43 $21,690 0.882%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 770 $15.11 $31,440 0.124%
Massachusetts 21,650 $14.48 $30,130 0.675%
Connecticut 13,210 $13.84 $28,790 0.785%
Hawaii 8,210 $13.63 $28,350 1.345%
Washington 18,500 $13.44 $27,950 0.658%

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
Naples-Marco Island, FL 3,740 $10.95 $22,770 2.843%
Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL 3,030 $10.28 $21,380 2.305%
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 1,050 $10.55 $21,950 2.169%
Barnstable Town, MA 2,020 $13.82 $28,750 2.072%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 10,350 $10.33 $21,480 1.837%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 620 $16.35 $34,000 0.527%
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,230 $16.20 $33,690 0.786%
Fairbanks, AK 60 $15.86 $32,980 0.165%
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,180 $15.52 $32,290 0.523%
St. Joseph, MO-KS 190 $15.12 $31,450 0.366%

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.

(8) Estimate not released.

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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