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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southwest Minnesota 92050$18.71/hr$12.32/hr$15.23/hr$17.87/hr$20.78/hr$25.26/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities340$20.24/hr
Financial Activities200$16.18/hr
Professional and Business Services9,390$20.01/hr
Education and Health Services390$25.34/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,370$15.45/hr
Other Services560$17.70/hr
Public Administration1,330$19.93/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 290$19.99/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 300$16.00/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 340$18.80/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 350$18.61/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 380$19.24/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 500$16.21/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 500$19.47/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 570$15.90/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 650$16.21/hr13.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 790$20.02/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 850$16.15/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 920$17.87/hr8.6%
Southeast Minnesota 1,240$18.52/hr6.8%
Northwest Balance of State 1,360$15.91/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,540$15.93/hr7.9%
Central Minnesota 1,710$19.76/hr8.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,490$20.04/hr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,910$20.02/hrN/A
Minnesota 14,770$19.76/hr7.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 490$22.08/hr-3.1%
Tire Builders 20$19.08/hrN/A
Helpers--Production Workers 4,430$15.29/hr-3.7%

  • Gather and remove litter.
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, or other grounds features.
  • 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.
  • Use irrigation methods to adjust the amount of water consumption and to prevent waste.
  • 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.