Grounds maintenance workers

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Total Workforce

1.07M

Average Age

39.3

Estimated Job Growth

11.3%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$24,996

Average Male Salary

$25,239

Average Female Salary

$21,160

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Grounds maintenance workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Landscaping services is the industry that employs the most Grounds maintenance workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Grounds maintenance workers, by average wage, is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs. Grounds maintenance workers are paid most in Bismarck City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in Bonita Springs City & Estero (East) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,996

AVERAGE SALARY

± $505

In 2017, Grounds maintenance workers earned an average of $24,996, $27,069 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Office machine operators, except computer make somewhat more than Grounds maintenance workers while Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Grounds maintenance workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.371

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Grounds maintenance workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.371, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Grounds maintenance 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 Grounds maintenance 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 Grounds maintenance workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Grounds maintenance 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

1.07M

2017 Workforce

± 25,258

-2.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.42%

The number of people employed as Grounds maintenance workers has been declining at a rate of -2.8%, from 1,096,751 people in 2016 to 1,066,051 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Grounds maintenance workers employed by various industries. Landscaping services employs the largest share of Grounds maintenance workers at  66.2%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 7.63% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 3.54%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Grounds maintenance workers in the US. The average age of male Grounds maintenance workers in the workforce is 39.2 and of female Grounds maintenance workers is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Grounds maintenance workers is White.

Gender Composition

1M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 24,501

63.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,179

94.1% of Grounds maintenance workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Grounds maintenance workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Grounds maintenance workers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

72.4% of Grounds maintenance workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.9% of Grounds maintenance workers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Grounds maintenance workers.

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Age by Gender

39.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.361

40.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.49

The median age of Grounds maintenance workers is 39.3, and Male employees are generally 1.18 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Grounds maintenance workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Grounds maintenance workers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Grounds maintenance workers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Operation and Control, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Grounds maintenance workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Grounds maintenance workers are expected to see a growth of 11.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

11.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Grounds maintenance workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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