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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.

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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Employment Outlook for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers There are 106 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Foreman 4/18/14 Sherwood $11.50/hr to $13.00/hr DOE
NCPRD Service Maintenance Worker - Temporary 4/18/14 Milwaukie $11.50/hr to $12.00/hr DOE
Plant Health Care Technician 4/18/14 Aloha $14.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE
Residential Lawn Specialist 100889 4/17/14 Lake Oswego
General Laborer 100899 4/17/14 Lake Oswego
Seasonal Outside Lawn & Garden Loader 4/17/14 Roseburg
Landscape Maintenance 4/16/14 Salem $9.10/hr to $12.00/hr DOE
Landscape Maintenance 4/16/14 Pendleton $10.00/hr
Assistant Grounds Keeper 4/16/14 Hines DOE
Groundskeeper 4/16/14 Portland $12.00/hr DOE
Irrigation Technician 4/16/14 Portland
Seasonal Outside Lawn & Garden Loader 4/16/14 Bend
Fairgrounds Maintenance 4/15/14 Hermiston $9.10/hr to $10.00/hr DOE
Yard Laborer/Operator 4/15/14 Boardman
Housekeeper - Exterior 4/14/14 Portland $9.10/hr to $9.40/hr DOE
Landscaper Maintenance Worker 4/14/14 Klamath Falls DOE
Landscaper 4/14/14 Klamath Falls DOE
Maintenance Worker - Seasonal Part Time 4/14/14 Canby $12.00/hr
Landscape Maintenance 4/14/14 Manzanita-Seaside $12.50/hr
Landscape Maintenance Crew Leader 4/11/14 Portland $12.00/hr to $13.00/hr DOE
Landscape Maintenance Worker 4/11/14 Portland $10.00/hr to $11.00/hr DOE
Parks Maintenance Worker - Seasonal 4/11/14 Silverton $9.14/hr
Visitor Experiences Program Assistant 4/11/14 Joseph $1,910/mo
Landscape Maintenance 4/11/14 Aurora DOE
Landscaping / Construction Laborer 4/10/14 Beaverton $11.00/hr to $14.00/hr DOE, 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 29 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Seasonal Outside Lawn & Garden Loader 4/16/14 Roseburg Lowe's
Residential Lawn Specialist 100889 4/15/14 Lake Oswego TruGreen
General Laborer 100899 4/15/14 Lake Oswego TruGreen
Seasonal Outside Lawn & Garden Loader 4/14/14 Bend Lowe's
Irrigation Technician 4/12/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Landscape Crew Leader 4/10/14 Portland
General Laborer - 100899 4/9/14 Lake Oswego TruGreen
Groundskeeper 4/9/14 Sublimity Marian Estates
General Laborer - 100899 4/8/14 Lake Oswego TruGreen
Licensed Chemical'Spray Technician 4/4/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Non Driver) 3/31/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Non Driver) 3/31/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Non Driver) 3/31/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Driver) 3/31/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Driver) 3/31/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Non Driver) 3/31/14 Portland Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Non Driver) 3/31/14 Albany Trugreen Landcare
Laborer (Driver) 3/31/14 Albany Trugreen Landcare
Yard Worker 3/28/14 Lincoln City ProBuild Holdings LLC
Residential Lawn Specialist - 100889 3/28/14 Lake Oswego TruGreen
Residential Lawn Specialist - 100889 3/27/14 Lake Oswego TruGreen
Landscape Technician Port of Morrow is looking for a landscape 3/14/14 Boardman
Landscape Maintenance 3/13/14 Tualatin Willamette Landscape Services Inc.
Groundskeeper II 3/5/14 Portland Portland Community College
Grounds Maintenance II - Full Time Temporary 2/13/14 Milwaukie North Clackamas Schools
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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 ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $9.55 $10.52 $12.34 $15.68 $20.76 $13.86 $28,815
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.72 12.04 14.47 17.76 20.95 14.98 31,158
Multnomah / Washington 9.81 10.71 12.27 16.05 23.62 14.30 29,744
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 9.44 10.22 12.16 15.31 20.14 13.52 28,110
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.37 9.94 12.38 16.86 21.92 14.04 29,204
Lane 9.61 11.20 13.62 16.27 19.73 14.18 29,510
Douglas 10.05 11.02 15.21 17.81 19.52 14.65 30,463
Coos / Curry 9.81 10.82 12.62 14.53 16.58 12.79 26,607
Jackson / Josephine 9.43 9.94 11.24 13.94 18.33 12.50 25,983
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 9.33 9.95 11.97 13.99 15.54 12.43 25,874
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.83 10.67 12.51 19.61 26.81 15.66 32,569
Klamath / Lake 9.56 10.17 11.42 13.79 17.08 12.36 25,714
Morrow / Umatilla 9.52 10.07 11.09 12.30 16.36 11.86 24,672
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9.30 9.82 10.99 12.41 14.93 11.61 24,149
Grant / Harney / Malheur 10.63 12.30 13.37 14.44 15.30 13.41 27,893
Clackamas 9.65 10.76 12.82 15.47 19.59 13.72 28,539
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Regional Employment Projections for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 9,834 12,201 2,367 24.1% 237 195 432
Multnomah / Washington 2,884 3,699 815 28.3% 82 58 140
Clackamas 1,464 1,871 407 27.8% 41 30 71
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,287 1,568 281 21.8% 28 25 53
Lane 878 1,070 192 21.9% 19 17 36
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 733 877 144 19.6% 14 14 29
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 689 785 96 13.9% 10 13 23
Jackson / Josephine 593 690 97 16.4% 10 11 21
Coos / Curry 226 250 24 10.6% 2 4 7
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 194 238 44 22.7% 4 4 8
Douglas 189 222 33 17.5% 3 4 7
Morrow / Umatilla 173 209 36 20.8% 4 3 7
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 125 154 29 23.2% 3 3 5
Klamath / Lake 111 124 13 11.7% 1 2 3
Baker / Union / Wallowa 106 117 11 10.4% 1 2 3
Grant / Harney / Malheur 80 83 3 3.8% 0 1 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.
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Industries of Employment for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Retail Trade Private 124
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 80
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores Private 80
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 779
Real Estate Private 779
Lessors of Real Estate Private 440
Activities Related to Real Estate Private 330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 77
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 5,020
Administrative and Support Services Private 5,010
Employment Services Private 263
Services to Buildings and Dwellings Private 4,738
Educational Services Private 159
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Private 91
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 308
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 144
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly Private 117
Social Assistance Private 100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 1,189
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 1,126
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Private 1,115
Accommodation and Food Services Private 386
Accommodation Private 356
Traveler Accommodation Private 265
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps Private 91
Other Services (except Public Administration) Private 339
Personal and Laundry Services Private 142
Death Care Services Private 140
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 189
Religious Organizations Private 96
Educational Services Local 262
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 202
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Local 137
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Local 135
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Local 135
Public Administration Local 545
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support 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 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 Carpentry Techniques
  • 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 The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Beyond Limitations Career School
3829 SE 74th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 261-1266
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Tongue Point Job Corps Center
37573 Old Highway 30
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-2131
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
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%