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 1,350119$15.91/hr$10.95/hr$12.05/hr$14.74/hr$19.09/hr$22.94/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$17.67/hr
Financial Activities240$14.96/hr
Professional and Business Services8,620$17.36/hr
Education and Health Services520$22.04/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,530$12.82/hr
Other Services330$15.06/hr
Public Administration2,240$16.80/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 240$14.95/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 330$14.97/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 370$15.06/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 400$14.18/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 460$14.81/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 530$16.14/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 580$14.79/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 640$12.79/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 810$13.74/hr6.2%
Southeast Balance of State 830$14.10/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 870$17.64/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,060$14.53/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,170$15.14/hr-0.9%
Central Minnesota 1,220$14.95/hr12.4%
Southeast Minnesota 1,240$15.61/hr8.1%
Northwest Minnesota 1,350$14.74/hr9.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,210$17.64/hr9.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,350$17.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,130$16.56/hr8.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 450$20.10/hr-13.9%
Helpers--Production Workers 7,420$14.62/hr14.8%
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 730$12.81/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.