Occupational Employment Statistics


37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping 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" (45-2092).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,320116$17.12/hr$11.00/hr$12.75/hr$17.32/hr$20.30/hr$24.15/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/A$15.87/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities530$17.25/hr
Financial Activities280$16.08/hr
Professional and Business Services9,010$18.13/hr
Education and Health Services460$21.28/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,470$12.25/hr
Other Services310$15.55/hr
Public Administration2,480$17.29/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 290$17.29/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 290$13.64/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 390$15.36/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 390$14.05/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 440$14.18/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 570$13.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 610$13.98/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 670$16.09/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 680$14.90/hr6.2%
Southeast Balance of State 840$12.48/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 860$16.94/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 960$13.25/hr-0.9%
Central Minnesota 1,310$14.75/hr12.4%
Northwest Minnesota 1,320$17.32/hr9.7%
Southeast Minnesota 1,380$14.69/hr8.1%
Northwest Balance of State 1,400$17.42/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,740$18.21/hr9.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,650$17.92/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,830$17.06/hr8.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 270$19.34/hr-13.9%
Helpers--Production Workers 8,400$14.60/hr14.8%
Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 880$13.25/hr8.8%

  • Gather and remove litter.
  • Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, or pruning saws.
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.
  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.
  • Mow or edge lawns, using power mowers or edgers.
  • Water lawns, trees, or plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.
  • Water lawns, trees, or plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.
  • Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • Mow or edge lawns, using power mowers or edgers.
  • Trim or pick flowers and clean flower beds.