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Grounds Maintenance Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of grounds maintenance workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of grounds maintenance workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of grounds maintenance workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The grounds maintenance workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Grounds Maintenance Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for grounds maintenance workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) grounds maintenance workers is $43,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,270. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 123% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of grounds maintenance workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Grounds Maintenance Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of grounds maintenance workers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for grounds maintenance workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $38,690. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $23,720).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Wholesale Trade
Educational Services
Federal, State, and Local Government
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation


Highest paying industries for grounds maintenance workers.