Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Equipment Operator, Gardener, Greenskeeper, Grounds Maintenance Worker, Grounds Person, Grounds Worker, Grounds/Maintenance Specialist, Groundskeeper, Groundsman, Landscape Laborer, Landscape Specialist, Landscape Technician, Landscaper, Maintenance Technician, Outside Maintenance Worker, Sod Layer, Utility Worker

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 11.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #20 in job growth rate
  • 4,970

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #12 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (1.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.8%)
  • Associate's degree (4.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (14.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (36.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (36%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Dispose of trash or waste materials.
  • Operate grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Irrigate lawns, trees, or plants.
  • Trim trees or other vegetation.
  • Prepare chemicals for work application.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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