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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of landscaping and groundskeeping workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of landscaping and groundskeeping workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The landscaping and groundskeeping 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. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,960
25th Percentile Wage
$22,840
50th Percentile Wage
$27,670
75th Percentile Wage
$34,340
90th Percentile Wage
$42,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for landscaping and groundskeeping workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) landscaping and groundskeeping workers is $42,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,960. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 114% 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 landscaping and groundskeeping workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,670
4.88% 14.82%
2016
$26,320
4.90% -
2015
$25,030
2.96% -
2014
$24,290
1.44% -
2013
$23,940
1.55% -
2012
$23,570
- -

Table 2. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of landscaping and groundskeeping 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 landscaping and groundskeeping workers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $33,770. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $24,510).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$33,770
Educational Services
$31,970
Information
$31,030
Utilities
$30,940
Construction
$29,930
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,450
Finance and Insurance
$29,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,570
Manufacturing
$28,060
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,050
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,840
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$27,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,420
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,980
Retail Trade
$26,850
Wholesale Trade
$26,100
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,570
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,510

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only landscaping and groundskeeping workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of landscaping and groundskeeping workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,500 to $37,110. The highest paying state for landscaping and groundskeeping workers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $37,110. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,500. For more salary information of landscaping and groundskeeping workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$37,110
District of Columbia
$35,150
Massachusetts
$34,340
Connecticut
$33,190
Wyoming
$32,490
Hawaii
$32,440
Washington
$32,130
Rhode Island
$31,660
Minnesota
$31,650
Oregon
$30,880
New Hampshire
$30,710
New York
$30,680
Vermont
$30,440
North Dakota
$30,360
Colorado
$30,310
Maine
$29,880
California
$29,650
New Jersey
$29,500
Maryland
$29,240
Nebraska
$28,670
Illinois
$28,410
Pennsylvania
$28,270
Wisconsin
$27,950
Delaware
$27,950
Idaho
$27,780
Utah
$27,670
Montana
$27,660
Missouri
$27,580
Kansas
$27,380
Virginia
$27,350
Georgia
$27,140
Nevada
$26,630
Iowa
$26,490
North Carolina
$26,390
Ohio
$26,350
Michigan
$26,330
Virgin Islands
$26,200
South Dakota
$25,820
Arizona
$25,760
Tennessee
$25,720
Texas
$25,710
Indiana
$25,700
Kentucky
$25,300
Oklahoma
$25,030
New Mexico
$25,010
Florida
$24,710
South Carolina
$24,440
Arkansas
$23,890
Louisiana
$23,810
Alabama
$23,690
Mississippi
$23,560
West Virginia
$23,070
Guam
$19,770
Puerto Rico
$18,500



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