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.

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

About this Career Path

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.

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Environment

Many grounds maintenance jobs are seasonal, available mainly in the spring, summer, and fall. Most of the work is done outdoors in all weather conditions. The work can be repetitive and physically demanding, requiring frequent bending, kneeling, lifting, and shoveling.

Salary Breakdown

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

$33,800

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$22,800

ENTRY LEVEL

$31,730

MID LEVEL

$48,310

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

29

Current Available Jobs

1,202,800

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Chemistry

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

K

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

S

SKILL

Operation and Control

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Coordination

A

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

A

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Trunk Strength

A

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

A

ABILITY

Control Precision

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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers