Landscaping, Lawn Mowing, and Grounds Keeper Job Stats

Wage, Salary, and Hourly Earnings Stats

Curated by Alan LaFrance
Published 1/12/2019

These statistics are curated from a United States Dept. of Labor Report, sourced below. The figures are the most up-to-date data available at the time of publishing, or the last update date, whichever is present.

According to the US Dept. of Labor, workers landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units. Excludes farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse.

Total Yearly Pay, Wages, or Salary

Average Yearly Wage $29,700
Average Yearly Wage vs US Average -41.33%

Landscaping Hourly Pay

Median Hourly Wage $13.43
Average Hourly Wage $14.28

Highest Landscaping Hourly Wages

Top 10% of Earners Hourly Wage $20.61
Top 25% of Earners Hourly Wage $16.51
Top 10% of Earners Annual Wage $42,870
Top 25% of Earners Annual Wage $34,340

Highest Paying Industry (Avg) Fed. Exec. Branch
HPI Hourly Average Wage $23.74
HPI Annual Average Wage $49,390

Landscaping Employment Stats

Workers 912,360
Percent of Total US Workers 0.64%

Top 3 Industries by Employment

  1. Building & Dwelling Services
  2. Amusement & Recreation
  3. Local Government

Top 5 States by Employment

  1. California (106,580 Employed)
  2. Florida (82,000 Employed)
  3. Texas (66,900 Employed)
  4. New York (45,720 Employed)
  5. Ohio (36,120 Employed)

Landscaping Worker Employment by State

Landscaping Workers Employed by State Map

Highest Paying States

  1. District of Columbia ($38,490)
  2. Alaska ($37,500)
  3. Massachusetts ($36,410)
  4. Connecticut ($36,180)
  5. Washington ($35,040)

Landscaping Worker Wages by State

Landscaping Workers Wages by State Map

Top 5 Metros / Cities by Employment

  1. New York City, NY (24,260 Employed)
  2. Los Angeles, CA (17,930 Employed)
  3. Chicago, IL (16,640 Employed)
  4. Houston, TX (16,070 Employed)
  5. Atlanta, GA (14,830 Employed)

Landscaping Worker Employment by Metro / City

Landscaping Workers Employed by Metro Map

Highest Paying Metros / Cities

  1. San Francisco, CA ($21.16 / $44,000)
  2. Taunton, MA ($19.45 / $40,450)
  3. Fairbanks, AK ($19.07 / $39,670)
  4. Lowell, MA ($18.86 / $39,240)
  5. Danbury, CT ($18.36 / $38,190)

Landscaping Worker Wages by Metro / City

Landscaping Workers Wages by Metro

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Bureau of Labor Statistics – May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates


Alan LaFrance