Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
19,030 5.9 % $15.25 $31,720 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.64 $10.14 $13.52 $19.25 $26.16
Annual Wage (2) $17,960 $21,090 $28,120 $40,030 $54,410


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)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 5,830 0.31 $14.54 $30,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,790 0.07 $14.27 $29,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,410 0.05 $14.15 $29,430
Employment Services 1,280 0.04 $16.07 $33,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 620 0.03 $19.62 $40,800

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 570 1.19 $11.17 $23,220
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 5,830 0.31 $14.54 $30,240
Postal Service 600 0.10 $27.80 $57,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,790 0.07 $14.27 $29,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,410 0.05 $14.15 $29,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 600 0.10 $27.80 $57,830
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $21.19 $44,080
Social Advocacy Organizations 50 0.03 $21.05 $43,780
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $20.64 $42,930
Support Activities for Road Transportation (8) (8) $19.81 $41,200


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 3,560 0.62 4.35 $16.24 $33,770
New York 2,130 0.25 1.72 $12.62 $26,240
New Jersey 1,710 0.45 3.12 $13.08 $27,200
Tennessee 1,190 0.44 3.07 $15.33 $31,880
California 1,130 0.08 0.53 $16.75 $34,830




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)
Illinois 3,560 0.62 4.35 $16.24 $33,770
Alaska 150 0.46 3.18 $17.42 $36,230
New Jersey 1,710 0.45 3.12 $13.08 $27,200
Tennessee 1,190 0.44 3.07 $15.33 $31,880
District of Columbia 290 0.44 3.04 $17.95 $37,340




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 0.13 $21.64 $45,010
Mississippi 40 0.04 0.29 $20.63 $42,900
Wisconsin 90 0.03 0.22 $18.86 $39,240
Washington 120 0.04 0.29 $18.84 $39,190
Arizona 180 0.07 0.51 $18.83 $39,170





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 2,530 0.68 4.76 $17.03 $35,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.38 2.64 $12.22 $25,420
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 550 0.92 6.44 $19.09 $39,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.19 1.30 $18.51 $38,510
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.40 2.81 $11.25 $23,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.21 1.44 $19.72 $41,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.21 1.47 $19.15 $39,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 210 0.17 1.16 $15.08 $31,370
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.16 1.14 $16.78 $34,900
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 170 0.45 3.15 $15.58 $32,420




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)
Ocean City, NJ 120 3.16 22.00 $14.62 $30,410
Danville, IL 60 2.12 14.78 $11.33 $23,570
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 550 0.92 6.44 $19.09 $39,700
Lexington-Fayette, KY 170 0.68 4.74 $15.66 $32,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,530 0.68 4.76 $17.03 $35,430
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 0.67 4.70 $18.89 $39,300
Port St. Lucie, FL 70 0.56 3.88 $15.31 $31,850
Peoria, IL 80 0.45 3.14 $13.68 $28,460
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 170 0.45 3.15 $15.58 $32,420
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 0.43 2.98 $16.74 $34,830




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.17 $26.68 $55,490
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.15 1.05 $26.21 $54,510
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 40 0.03 0.20 $24.82 $51,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.41 $50,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.01 0.10 $23.06 $47,970
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 0.26 $22.76 $47,350
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 1.90 $22.56 $46,920
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.58 $21.46 $44,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $21.42 $44,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60 0.02 0.17 $20.72 $43,100

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 180 1.24 8.64 $11.37 $23,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.72 $10.29 $21,410
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 5.33 $12.87 $26,770
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.59 $13.88 $28,870
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.27 $10.24 $21,300

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.24 8.64 $11.37 $23,640
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 5.33 $12.87 $26,770
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.72 $10.29 $21,410
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 2.99 $20.74 $43,130
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.27 $10.24 $21,300

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)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 2.99 $20.74 $43,130
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.57 $16.79 $34,910
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.42 $34,150
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.84 $32,950
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.88 $28,880


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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