Career Outlook for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Also known as:  Golf Course Laborer, Greenskeeper, Greenskeeper Laborer, Grounds Caretaker, Grounds Maintenance Worker, Hedge Trimmer, Lawn Care Worker, Lawn Caretaker, Lawn Maintenance Worker, Lawn Mower
The overall job outlook for Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 3.59 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.6 percent per year. Demand for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers is expected to go up, with an expected 593,550 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 8.95 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers in the following states
California 102,050
Florida 73,090
Texas 59,710
New York 42,320
Illinois 35,550
Pennsylvania 34,410
Ohio 31,130
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Guam 440
Virgin Islands 520
District of Columbia 730
Alaska 780
Wyoming 1,670
North Dakota 1,940
South Dakota 2,090