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)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.289.5910.98 13.3116.5120.61
Alaska 18.0310.0812.94 17.8422.4226.59
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 18.0210.0812.77 18.5022.5425.74
Fairbanks North Star Borough 19.0710.9912.33 15.7925.9831.04
Southeast Region 19.0312.2916.20 18.5321.4625.03
Balance of State 16.6912.1313.08 14.6219.2325.86

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,800376 20.921.0 15.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation483
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation45
UI claimants previously working in occupation309
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,972
Number of job position postings 324
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.1

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

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