Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
859,960 0.6 % $12.18 $25,340 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.06 $9.24 $11.29 $14.24 $17.82
Annual Wage (2) $16,760 $19,230 $23,480 $29,620 $37,070


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 452,210 $11.86 $24,670
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 99,050 $11.02 $22,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 83,420 $14.13 $29,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 20,650 $14.98 $31,150
Employment Services 18,110 $11.17 $23,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) (8) $21.64 $45,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 350 $17.47 $36,330
Motion Picture and Video Industries 90 $16.53 $34,380
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 $16.00 $33,280
State Government (OES Designation) (8) $15.98 $33,250


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 Employment per thousand workers
Hawaii 7,450 $14.53 $30,220 12.674
Arizona 26,990 $11.14 $23,170 10.888
Florida 76,880 $11.21 $23,320 10.451
Vermont 2,620 $13.27 $27,600 8.906
Nevada 10,500 $12.70 $26,420 8.903

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 690 $16.38 $34,080 1.081
Alaska 790 $14.93 $31,050 2.562
Massachusetts 18,960 $14.92 $31,030 5.984
Connecticut 12,010 $14.76 $30,700 7.283
Hawaii 7,450 $14.53 $30,220 12.674


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 Employment per thousand workers
Palm Coast, FL 570 $11.04 $22,960 35.412
Naples-Marco Island, FL 3,850 $12.03 $25,020 33.658
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 1,150 $11.76 $24,460 25.085
Port St. Lucie, FL 2,530 $10.97 $22,810 20.963
Barnstable Town, MA 1,920 $14.79 $30,770 20.240

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Fairbanks, AK 80 $17.17 $35,710 2.290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,880 $15.96 $33,200 5.980
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,100 $15.95 $33,180 6.996
Grand Forks, ND-MN 340 $15.80 $32,870 6.985
Manchester, NH 770 $15.62 $32,500 7.710


About May 2009 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 XLS files.

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 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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