Occupational Employment Statistics


37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 14016$25.94/hr$17.64/hr$21.48/hr$25.69/hr$30.24/hr$33.48/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$25.87/hr
Professional and Business Services1,470$25.09/hr
Education and Health Services20$31.60/hr
Leisure and Hospitality270$26.50/hr
Other ServicesN/A$15.23/hr
Public Administration210$33.78/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$22.00/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$28.02/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$23.79/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$27.02/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$23.19/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$25.93/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$27.06/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$24.63/hr6.2%
Southwest Minnesota 60$23.73/hr3.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$31.21/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 110$14.74/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$25.78/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$26.07/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$25.69/hr7.9%
Southeast Minnesota 180$18.57/hr9.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,450$26.71/hr9.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,550$26.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,010$25.92/hr9.0%

  • Schedule work for crews, depending on work priorities, crew or equipment availability, or weather conditions.
  • Direct activities of workers who perform duties, such as landscaping, cultivating lawns, or pruning trees and shrubs.
  • Provide workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain required records, such as personnel information or project records.
  • Monitor project activities to ensure that instructions are followed, deadlines are met, and schedules are maintained.
  • Prepare or maintain required records, such as work activity or personnel reports.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate work activities with those of other departments or units.
  • Negotiate with customers regarding fees for landscaping, lawn service, or groundskeeping work.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as authorizing leaves or processing time sheets.
  • Investigate work-related complaints to verify problems and to determine responses.