Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

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2019 Workforce
975k
Average Age
39.3
Estimated Job Growth
10.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,224
Average Male Salary
$26,629
Average Female Salary
$20,880

About

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are most often employed by the Landscaping services industry. The average yearly wage for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers was $26,224 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Landscaping and groundskeeping workers by wage are Religious workers, all other, Barbers, and Motor vehicle operators, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL, Indio, Coachella, Blythe & La Quinta (East) Cities PUMA, CA, and Suffolk County (East) PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL, Between Loop TX-1604 & Loop I-410 PUMA, TX (79500US4805912), and Suffolk County (East) PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Landscaping and groundskeeping workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Landscaping services is the industry that employs the most Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, by average wage, is Investigation & security services. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are paid most in Warren, Libertyville (North & East) & Shields Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,224
AVERAGE SALARY
± $666

In 2019, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers earned an average of $26,224, $29,300 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Barbers make somewhat more than Landscaping and groundskeeping workers while Religious workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Landscaping and groundskeeping workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.387
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.387, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, by number of employees, are Landscaping services, Amusement & Recreation, and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions.

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Industries by Share

975k
2019 Workforce
± 24,166
0.926%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.48%

The number of people employed as Landscaping and groundskeeping workers has been growing at a rate of 0.926%, from 966,159 people in 2018 to 975,108 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers employed by various industries. Landscaping services employs the largest share of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers at  65.7%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 8.07% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 4.03%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in the US. The average age of male Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in the workforce is 39.2 and of female Landscaping and groundskeeping workers is 39.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

906k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 23,304
68.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,433

93% of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

46.7% of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.6% of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

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Age by Gender

39.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.385
39.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.44

The median age of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers is 39.3, and Male employees are generally 0.584 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers is Business but a relatively high number of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers hold a major in Agriculture.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers are expected to see a growth of 10.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

10.1%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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