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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,160
25th Percentile Wage
$21,800
50th Percentile Wage
$26,320
75th Percentile Wage
$32,790
90th Percentile Wage
$41,070

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 $41,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,160. Take note 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 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,3204.90%10.45%
201525,0302.96%-
201424,2901.44%-
201323,9401.55%-
201223,570--

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 educational services sector with an annual salary $31,300. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $23,680).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$31,300
Construction
$29,050
Information
$28,880
Federal, State, and Local Government
$28,720
Utilities
$28,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$28,090
Finance and Insurance
$27,710
Wholesale Trade
$27,440
Manufacturing
$26,880
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$26,600
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,390
Transportation and Warehousing
$26,360
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,920
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,790
Retail Trade
$25,630
Mining
$25,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$25,580
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,900
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,680

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 $18,330 to $36,860. The highest paying state for landscaping and groundskeeping workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $36,860. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,330. 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
District of Columbia
$36,860
Massachusetts
$33,580
Alaska
$33,080
Connecticut
$32,250
Washington
$30,560
New Hampshire
$30,170
New York
$30,020
Maine
$29,990
Oregon
$29,830
Hawaii
$29,820
Vermont
$29,710
Wyoming
$29,420
Minnesota
$29,310
Rhode Island
$29,310
Colorado
$28,870
Idaho
$28,270
California
$28,030
Delaware
$27,850
Illinois
$27,730
North Dakota
$27,470
Maryland
$27,460
New Jersey
$26,800
Nebraska
$26,660
Virginia
$26,640
Pennsylvania
$26,580
Missouri
$26,420
Utah
$26,300
Wisconsin
$26,220
Georgia
$26,150
Montana
$25,920
Iowa
$25,780
Kansas
$25,660
Michigan
$25,250
Tennessee
$25,090
North Carolina
$25,070
Nevada
$25,050
Texas
$24,730
South Dakota
$24,680
Ohio
$24,650
Indiana
$24,470
Arizona
$24,280
Kentucky
$24,250
New Mexico
$23,910
Florida
$23,650
Oklahoma
$23,470
South Carolina
$23,430
Virgin Islands
$23,360
Mississippi
$23,140
Louisiana
$23,020
Arkansas
$22,990
Alabama
$22,930
West Virginia
$21,900
Guam
$19,430
Puerto Rico
$18,330


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