Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other

All grounds maintenance workers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
14,430 3.9 % $14.07 $29,270 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.10 $9.02 $12.07 $17.34 $25.45
Annual Wage (2) $16,850 $18,760 $25,100 $36,070 $52,930


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,790 0.07 $11.40 $23,700
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,600 0.15 $13.06 $27,170
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 620 0.03 $19.40 $40,350
Postal Service 610 0.09 $27.30 $56,780
Junior Colleges 450 0.06 $19.38 $40,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 320 0.72 $11.47 $23,850
Support Activities for Animal Production 50 0.19 $10.00 $20,790
Death Care Services 240 0.18 $14.33 $29,800
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,600 0.15 $13.06 $27,170
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.09 $12.62 $26,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 610 0.09 $27.30 $56,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools 330 (7) $19.68 $40,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 620 0.03 $19.40 $40,350
Junior Colleges 450 0.06 $19.38 $40,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $17.92 $37,280


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,560 0.28 2.49 $17.02 $35,400
Florida 1,030 0.14 1.28 $14.13 $29,380
California 900 0.06 0.57 $14.73 $30,640
Georgia 630 0.17 1.47 $9.70 $20,180
Texas 600 0.06 0.52 $14.59 $30,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 130 0.43 3.82 $16.44 $34,180
District of Columbia 260 0.40 3.56 $20.55 $42,740
Oregon 550 0.34 3.06 $18.19 $37,830
North Dakota 110 0.29 2.58 $12.77 $26,560
Illinois 1,560 0.28 2.49 $17.02 $35,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 100 0.02 0.16 $23.07 $47,990
District of Columbia 260 0.40 3.56 $20.55 $42,740
Arizona 160 0.07 0.59 $18.30 $38,070
Oregon 550 0.34 3.06 $18.19 $37,830
Mississippi 30 0.03 0.25 $18.07 $37,590





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 940 0.26 2.33 $18.48 $38,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.19 1.71 $19.78 $41,130
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 310 0.25 2.21 $12.53 $26,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.11 0.97 $16.13 $33,550
Baltimore-Towson, MD 210 0.17 1.52 $16.64 $34,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 1.02 $15.07 $31,340
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 150 0.15 1.37 $16.86 $35,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 0.91 $17.21 $35,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.72 $14.34 $29,830
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 0.64 $20.54 $42,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.34 3.02 $12.09 $25,140
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.27 2.43 $11.60 $24,120
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 0.27 2.36 $16.21 $33,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 940 0.26 2.33 $18.48 $38,450
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 310 0.25 2.21 $12.53 $26,070
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 80 0.23 2.02 $14.63 $30,420
Charleston, WV 30 0.23 2.07 $10.05 $20,900
Anchorage, AK 40 0.23 2.08 $19.97 $41,540
Lexington-Fayette, KY 50 0.21 1.91 $10.25 $21,320
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.21 1.89 $11.48 $23,870




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 0.52 $21.12 $43,940
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $20.64 $42,930
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.45 $20.55 $42,750
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 0.64 $20.54 $42,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30 0.01 0.12 $20.07 $41,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $20.04 $41,670
Anchorage, AK 40 0.23 2.08 $19.97 $41,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.18 $19.82 $41,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.19 1.71 $19.78 $41,130
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.11 0.99 $18.80 $39,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.96 8.50 $10.59 $22,040
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 140 1.46 12.97 $15.89 $33,060
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 4.53 $14.94 $31,070
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 8.93 $9.22 $19,180
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 7.37 $15.85 $32,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 140 1.46 12.97 $15.89 $33,060
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.29 11.43 $16.30 $33,910
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 8.93 $9.22 $19,180
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.96 8.50 $10.59 $22,040
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.84 7.43 $13.04 $27,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.29 11.43 $16.30 $33,910
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 140 1.46 12.97 $15.89 $33,060
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 7.37 $15.85 $32,960
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.79 $32,840
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.95 $31,100


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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