How Much do Groundskeepers Make?

Do groundskeepers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for groundskeepers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, groundskeepers in the United States earn an average of $32,360 a year, equivalent to $15.56 an hour. Groundskeepers make 40% less than the average American worker.

Groundskeepers in Massachusetts are the best paid, making $39,720 a year, while groundskeepers in West Virginia make the least at $25,590.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Groundskeeper Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $22.37 $46,530
75th $18.02 $37,480
50th $14.63 $30,440
25th $12.23 $25,450
10th $10.44 $21,710
Groundskeeper Wages by State

In what states do groundskeepers make the most? In what states do groundskeepers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $13.23 $27,520
Alaska $18.27 $38,000
Arizona $14.42 $29,990
Arkansas $12.69 $26,400
California $17.51 $36,420
Colorado $16.84 $35,020
Connecticut $18.22 $37,890
Delaware $16.29 $33,890
Florida $13.99 $29,090
Georgia $14.37 $29,890
Hawaii $18.25 $37,960
Idaho $15.18 $31,570
Illinois $16.05 $33,390
Indiana $14.56 $30,290
Iowa $15.10 $31,400
Kansas $14.84 $30,870
Kentucky $14.39 $29,920
Louisiana $13.41 $27,890
Maine $15.84 $32,940
Maryland $15.99 $33,250
Massachusetts $19.10 $39,720
Michigan $14.86 $30,910
Minnesota $17.17 $35,720
Mississippi $12.32 $25,630
Missouri $15.50 $32,240
Montana $15.38 $32,000
Nebraska $15.11 $31,430
Nevada $15.05 $31,310
New Hampshire $15.98 $33,240
New Jersey $16.74 $34,810
New Mexico $13.99 $29,100
New York $17.36 $36,110
North Carolina $14.09 $29,310
North Dakota $16.92 $35,200
Ohio $14.84 $30,870
Oklahoma $13.66 $28,400
Oregon $16.99 $35,330
Pennsylvania $15.19 $31,600
Rhode Island $16.77 $34,880
South Carolina $13.95 $29,030
South Dakota $13.77 $28,630
Tennessee $13.25 $27,560
Texas $14.18 $29,480
Utah $15.20 $31,620
Vermont $17.33 $36,040
Virginia $15.00 $31,190
Washington $18.33 $38,120
West Virginia $12.30 $25,590
Wisconsin $15.57 $32,390
Wyoming $15.80 $32,860
Metro Areas Where Groundskeepers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Francisco, CA $21.12 $43,940
San Jose, CA $21.00 $43,670
New Haven, CT $20.17 $41,960
Bismarck, ND $19.99 $41,590
Fairbanks, AK $19.95 $41,490
Seattle, WA $19.31 $40,170
Barnstable Town, MA $19.23 $39,990
Boston, MA $19.08 $39,690
Santa Rosa, CA $18.98 $39,480
Napa, CA $18.70 $38,900
Groundskeeper Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $15.56 $32,360
2018 $14.88 $30,940
2017 $14.28 $29,700
2016 $13.73 $28,560
2015 $13.20 $27,460
2014 $12.85 $26,720
2013 $12.65 $26,300
2012 $12.44 $25,870
2011 $12.33 $25,650