The median hourly wage for grounds maintenance workers was $12.31 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.93, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $19.96.
Median hourly wages for grounds maintenance workers in May 2015 were as follows:
Tree trimmers and pruners
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation
Grounds maintenance workers, all other
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
In May 2015, the median hourly wages for grounds maintenance workers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Educational services; state, local, and private
State and local government, excluding education and hospitals
Services to buildings and dwellings
Other amusement and recreation industries
Many grounds maintenance jobs are seasonal. Jobs are most common in the spring, summer, and fall, when planting, mowing, and trimming are most frequent. However, many also provide other seasonal services, such as snow removal and installation and removal of holiday décor.
Grounds Maintenance Workers
Median hourly wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Grounds maintenance workers
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics