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Occupational Report for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (37-3011) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational 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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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Employment Outlook for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers There are 65 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Groundskeeper II 10/24/14 Portland $2,671/mo to $2,728/mo
Grounds Maintenance Worker 2 10/24/14 Eugene
Maintenance Worker 2 -Grounds 10/23/14 Salem $2,715/mo to $3,467/mo
Landscaper and Groundskeeper 10/22/14 Roseburg $10.00/hr to $12.00/hr DOE
Maintenance, Hourly Grounds Worker 10/22/14 Salem $11.08/hr to $13.17/hr
Lawn Services Worker (Part Time) 10/21/14 Baker City $9.10/hr
Grounds Laborer 10/21/14 Florence $9.10/hr
Irrigation Specialist 10/21/14 Junction City $9.10/hr to $11.00/hr
Landscaper 10/15/14 Roseburg $16.00/hr DOE
Landscaper 10/14/14 Eugene $12.00/hr to $13.50/hr DOE
Park Specialist 1 - Limited Duration 10/14/14 Eugene
Yard Care Worker 10/13/14 La Grande $9.10/hr
Landscape Maintenance / Construction 10/13/14 West Linn $12.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE
Seasonal Laborer (Immediate Need) 10/10/14 Wilsonville DOE
Grounds / Custodial 10/8/14 Hermiston $10.56/hr to $11.08/hr DOE
Yard Maintenance 10/8/14 Bandon $12.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE
Landscape Installer (Driver) 10/7/14 Portland
Grounds / Custodial - on-call 10/6/14 Hermiston $10.16/hr
Lawn Maintenance Worker 9/29/14 Hermiston $9.50/hr DOE
Landscape Irrigation Technician 9/29/14 Junction City $10.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE
Groundskeeper Helper 9/24/14 Lincoln City N/A
Landscaper 9/16/14 Beaverton $11.00/hr to $12.00/hr DOE
Landscape/Maintenance Labor 9/15/14 North Bend $12.00/hr to $13.00/hr DOE
Cleanup Specialist Landscape 9/15/14 Eugene $9.50/hr DOE
Landscape Technician 9/15/14 Tigard Neg.
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Job Openings from the Web for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 22 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 22 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Irrigation Specialist 10/22/14 Junction City
Grounds Maintenance Worker 2 10/22/14 Eugene University of Oregon
gardening help needed 10/20/14 Portland
Yard Worker 10/14/14 Forest Grove ProBuild Holdings LLC
October Auditions For The Secret Garden 10/13/14 Portland
Groundskeeper 10/10/14 Salem Cal-Am
Park Specialist 1 - Limited Duration 10/10/14 Eugene City of Eugene
Grounds / Custodial 10/9/14 Hermiston
Landscape Crew Member 10/7/14 Portland The Brickman Group
Grounds Maintenance Worker 2 10/4/14 Eugene University of Oregon
Landscape Installer (Driver) 10/4/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN 9/30/14 Junction City
Landscape Laborer 9/25/14 Ashland TAI RANCH
Habitat Restoration Crew Member (Portland Metro Area) 9/25/14 Tigard
Golf Technician 9/15/14 Salem Dick's Sporting Goods
Landscaper 9/8/14 Independence
Laborer (Non Driver) 9/6/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Driver) 9/4/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Landscaping and Labor Temporary Worker 8/13/14 Beaverton
Landscaping Maintenance Workers - Hillsboro 8/13/14 Hillsboro
Landscaping and Labor Temporary Worker 8/13/14 Milwaukie
Experienced Landscape Maintenance Technician 8/4/14
State of Oregon License Information for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $9.52 $10.45 $12.18 $15.65 $20.64 $13.70 $28,509
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.58 12.01 14.11 17.86 21.03 14.84 30,881
Multnomah / Washington 9.65 10.63 12.49 16.12 23.66 14.33 29,807
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 9.54 10.36 11.91 15.71 20.60 13.51 28,103
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.33 10.35 12.64 16.74 22.07 14.21 29,544
Lane 9.43 10.61 13.32 16.95 20.53 14.16 29,455
Douglas 9.62 10.26 11.31 14.19 17.97 12.58 26,151
Coos / Curry 9.27 9.96 11.31 13.75 16.29 12.01 24,990
Jackson / Josephine 9.67 10.39 11.58 14.72 17.87 12.82 26,657
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 9.35 9.76 11.13 13.61 16.26 11.95 24,850
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.53 10.41 12.21 17.66 24.71 14.63 30,425
Klamath / Lake 9.32 10.11 11.30 13.70 17.72 12.38 25,761
Morrow / Umatilla 9.91 10.49 11.45 14.37 20.74 13.29 27,647
Baker / Union / Wallowa 10.63 12.21 14.51 18.12 21.06 15.13 31,472
Grant / Harney / Malheur 9.61 10.84 12.57 14.01 15.29 12.63 26,262
Clackamas 9.54 10.43 12.05 14.77 18.52 13.14 27,331
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 9,821 11,877 2,056 20.9% 206 248 454
Multnomah / Washington 2,848 3,525 677 23.8% 68 72 140
Clackamas 1,604 1,995 391 24.4% 39 40 79
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,260 1,533 273 21.7% 27 32 59
Lane 884 1,028 144 16.3% 14 22 36
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 666 759 93 14.0% 9 17 26
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 659 785 126 19.1% 13 17 30
Jackson / Josephine 584 680 96 16.4% 10 15 25
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 264 321 57 21.6% 6 7 13
Coos / Curry 221 244 23 10.4% 2 6 8
Douglas 193 229 36 18.7% 4 5 9
Morrow / Umatilla 162 192 30 18.5% 3 4 7
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 155 182 27 17.4% 3 4 7
Klamath / Lake 122 134 12 9.8% 1 3 4
Baker / Union / Wallowa 118 135 17 14.4% 2 3 5
Grant / Harney / Malheur 58 61 3 5.2% 0 2 2

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 9,821
Total All Industries Private 8,622
Retail Trade Private 145
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 102
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores Private 102
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 774
Real Estate Private 774
Lessors of Real Estate Private 454
Activities Related to Real Estate Private 316
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 75
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 5,105
Administrative and Support Services Private 5,096
Employment Services Private 240
Services to Buildings and Dwellings Private 4,842
Educational Services Private 166
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Private 98
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 324
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 136
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly Private 104
Social Assistance Private 128
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Private 106
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 1,092
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 1,016
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Private 1,008
Accommodation and Food Services Private 390
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 366
Traveler Accommodation Private 287
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps Private 79
Other Services (except Government) Private 318
Personal and Laundry Services Private 141
Death Care Services Private 139
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 169
Religious Organizations Private 94
Total All Industries State 93
Total All Industries Local 1,028
Educational Services Local 264
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 187
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Local 100
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Local 100
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Local 100
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 541
Educational Requirements for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
  • Apply Pest Control Techniques And Products
  • Apply Plant Disease Control Techniques
  • Apply Plant Materials Principles
  • Apply Planting Or Transplanting Techniques
  • Build Swales
  • Clear Brush
  • Dig Trenches, Ditches Or Holes With Hand Tools
  • Follow Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Identify Plants And Flowers For Decorative Value
  • Identify Tree And Plant Characteristics
  • Install Sprinkler System
  • Install Stone Or Masonry To Form Rock Gardens Or Retaining Walls
  • Mow, Trim Or Edge Lawns
  • Operate Leaf Blowers
  • Operate Power Equipment Such As Mowers, Clippers, Or Sod Cutters
  • Operate Tractors
  • Perform Basic Carpentry
  • Perform Grounds Maintenance
  • Prune Or Shape Shrubs And Other Ornamental Plants
  • Recognize Plant Disease
  • Recognize Tree And Forest Plant Species
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use And Maintain Chain Saws
  • Use Basic Irrigation Methods
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Dollies, Hand Trucks Or Wheelbarrows
  • Use Herbicides And Pesticides
Schools and Training Providers for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 44%
Tree Trimmers And Pruners 31%