Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

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Total Workforce

966k

Average Age

39.4

Average Salary

$25,284

Average Male Salary

$25,616

Average Female Salary

$20,462

About

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are most often employed by the Landscaping services industry. The average yearly wage for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers was $25,284 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Landscaping and groundskeeping workers by wage are Tellers, Graders & sorters, agricultural products, and Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL, Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, and Oxnard & Port Hueneme Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL, Homestead City (North) & Florida City (North) PUMA, FL, and Maryvale (East) PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Landscaping and groundskeeping workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Landscaping services is the industry that employs the most Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, by average wage, is Management of companies & enterprises. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are paid most in Victorville & Adelanto Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$25,284

AVERAGE SALARY

± $655

In 2018, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers earned an average of $25,284, $28,605 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors make somewhat more than Landscaping and groundskeeping workers while Tellers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Landscaping and groundskeeping workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.377

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.377, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Landscaping and groundskeeping 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 Landscaping and groundskeeping 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 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, by number of employees, are Landscaping services, Amusement & Recreation, and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, by average wage, are Management of companies & enterprises, Other schools & instruction and educational support services, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

966k

2018 Workforce

± 24,054

This graphic shows the share of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers employed by various industries. Landscaping services employs the largest share of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers at  67.2%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 7.03% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 3.46%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in the US. The average age of male Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in the workforce is 39.4 and of female Landscaping and groundskeeping workers is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Landscaping and groundskeeping workers is White.

Gender Composition

904k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,270

62.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,128

93.5% of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

70.8% of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.8% of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

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Age by Gender

39.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.379

40.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.52

The median age of Landscaping and groundskeeping workers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 1.06 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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