Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (37-3011)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 948999 5.45 1823
United States 1,167,8001,239,600 6.17,170 21,06028,230

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.739.2110.48 12.6515.7619.74
Alaska 16.329.7612.14 15.9019.0823.69
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.069.7612.59 15.8618.9822.96
Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.4610.8912.84 16.8123.3529.46
Southeast Region 18.5612.5015.87 17.4419.1528.21
Balance of State 15.069.7610.39 13.1418.1024.60

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,737351 20.220.8 15.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation526
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation62
UI claimants previously working in occupation290
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,796
Number of job position postings 327
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Respiratory Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)