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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Grounds Maintenance Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,080
25th Percentile Wage
$23,050
50th Percentile Wage
$28,110
75th Percentile Wage
$35,320
90th Percentile Wage
$44,820

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 $44,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,080. 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of grounds maintenance workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,110
4.55% 14.73%
2016
$26,830
4.55% -
2015
$25,610
3.12% -
2014
$24,810
1.65% -
2013
$24,400
1.76% -
2012
$23,970
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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 $37,850. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $24,560).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$37,850
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,720
Mining
$34,150
Wholesale Trade
$33,290
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,100
Educational Services
$32,150
Information
$31,180
Construction
$30,310
Federal, State, and Local Government
$30,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,600
Finance and Insurance
$29,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,740
Manufacturing
$28,400
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,260
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,470
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,260
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,110
Retail Trade
$27,060
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,560
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,560



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