Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
16,890 5.9 % $16.03 $33,340 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.11 $10.46 $14.05 $20.20 $27.16
Annual Wage (2) $18,950 $21,750 $29,220 $42,010 $56,480


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 5,520 0.27 $15.39 $32,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,440 0.06 $13.46 $27,990
Employment Services 1,230 0.03 $17.04 $35,430
Postal Service 710 0.11 $29.31 $60,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 630 0.03 $20.09 $41,790

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 440 0.85 $10.83 $22,520
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 5,520 0.27 $15.39 $32,010
Postal Service 710 0.11 $29.31 $60,960
Social Advocacy Organizations 150 0.07 $16.71 $34,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,440 0.06 $13.46 $27,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 710 0.11 $29.31 $60,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 630 0.03 $20.09 $41,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $19.88 $41,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 370 (7) $19.34 $40,230
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions (8) (8) $17.08 $35,520


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)
New York 2,040 0.23 1.86 $11.92 $24,800
Illinois 1,990 0.34 2.77 $17.48 $36,360
California 1,710 0.11 0.90 $17.78 $36,980
New Jersey 1,460 0.37 3.06 $15.17 $31,550
Tennessee 1,320 0.47 3.83 $13.23 $27,520




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 380 1.17 9.57 $16.05 $33,380
Hawaii 310 0.50 4.08 $14.06 $29,230
Tennessee 1,320 0.47 3.83 $13.23 $27,520
Oregon 730 0.42 3.42 $17.08 $35,520
New Jersey 1,460 0.37 3.06 $15.17 $31,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.32 $27.42 $57,040
Pennsylvania 90 0.02 0.14 $23.46 $48,800
Missouri 230 0.09 0.70 $21.56 $44,850
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.24 $21.30 $44,300
South Carolina 40 0.02 0.15 $20.50 $42,630





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.35 2.88 $11.63 $24,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.37 3.00 $18.71 $38,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.11 0.92 $17.71 $36,830
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 350 0.39 3.22 $13.38 $27,840
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 310 0.51 4.20 $17.60 $36,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.13 1.08 $21.64 $45,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 1.36 $17.96 $37,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 0.66 $17.56 $36,520
Chattanooga, TN-GA 170 0.75 6.11 $13.01 $27,070
Knoxville, TN 160 0.44 3.56 $11.32 $23,540




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)
Decatur, IL 50 1.04 8.50 $13.69 $28,460
Chattanooga, TN-GA 170 0.75 6.11 $13.01 $27,070
Boulder, CO 110 0.65 5.27 $11.70 $24,330
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 100 0.55 4.48 $12.84 $26,700
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 310 0.51 4.20 $17.60 $36,610
Johnson City, TN 40 0.51 4.14 $12.74 $26,500
Knoxville, TN 160 0.44 3.56 $11.32 $23,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 350 0.39 3.22 $13.38 $27,840
Peoria, IL 70 0.38 3.10 $13.72 $28,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.37 3.00 $18.71 $38,910




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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.06 $60,440
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.29 $58,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.17 $27.78 $57,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.17 $24.85 $51,680
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.78 $51,530
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $24.75 $51,470
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 0.30 $24.52 $51,000
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.17 $23.57 $49,030
Portland-South Portland, ME (8) (8) (8) $22.57 $46,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.13 1.08 $21.64 $45,010

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)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 4.19 $9.36 $19,470
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 4.93 $9.42 $19,590
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 5.20 $14.47 $30,090
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.22 $9.88 $20,560
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.13 $15.64 $32,530

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)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 5.20 $14.47 $30,090
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 4.93 $9.42 $19,590
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 4.19 $9.36 $19,470
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.22 $9.88 $20,560
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.13 $15.64 $32,530

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.13 $15.64 $32,530
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.98 $31,150
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 5.20 $14.47 $30,090
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.13 $27,320
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.29 $25,570


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016