Other grounds maintenance workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
33.3k
Average Age
37.5
Estimated Job Growth
7.57%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,963
Average Male Salary
$27,565
Average Female Salary
$22,252

About

Other grounds maintenance workers are most often employed by the Landscaping services industry. The average yearly wage for Other grounds maintenance workers was $26,963 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Other grounds maintenance workers by wage are Janitors & building cleaners, Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, and Office machine operators, except computer.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Other grounds maintenance workers are Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA, Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI, and Morgan, Putnam & Brown Counties PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Other grounds maintenance workers are Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA, Morgan, Putnam & Brown Counties PUMA, IN, and Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Other grounds maintenance workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Landscaping services is the industry that employs the most Other grounds maintenance workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Other grounds maintenance workers, by average wage, is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Other grounds maintenance workers are paid most in Salina City PUMA, KS but are relatively concentrated in Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,963
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,704

In 2020, Other grounds maintenance workers earned an average of $26,963, $28,991 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Janitors & building cleaners make somewhat more than Other grounds maintenance workers while Office machine operators, except computer make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Other grounds maintenance workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.41
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Other grounds maintenance workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.41, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Other grounds maintenance workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Other grounds maintenance workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Other grounds maintenance workers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

33.3k
2020 Workforce
± 4,480
−16.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21.8%

The number of people employed as Other grounds maintenance workers has been declining at a rate of −16.6%, from 39,947 people in 2019 to 33,307 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Other grounds maintenance workers employed by various industries. Landscaping services employs the largest share of Other grounds maintenance workers at  50.7%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 6.27% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 6.01%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Other grounds maintenance workers in the US. The average age of male Other grounds maintenance workers in the workforce is 37.5 and of female Other grounds maintenance workers is 37.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other grounds maintenance workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

29.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,219
3.77k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,508

88.7% of Other grounds maintenance workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Other grounds maintenance workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Other grounds maintenance workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

56.2% of Other grounds maintenance workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.1% of Other grounds maintenance workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Other grounds maintenance workers.

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Age by Sex

37.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.1
37.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.9

The median age of Other grounds maintenance workers is 37.5, and Male employees are generally 0.266 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Other grounds maintenance workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Other grounds maintenance workers is Business but a relatively high number of Other grounds maintenance workers hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation and Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation and Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other are expected to see a growth of 7.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation and Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other.
7.57%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation and Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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