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Landscapers and Grounds Managers

Overview

Landscapers and grounds managers plan, design, and maintain gardens, parks, lawns, and other landscaped areas and supervise the care of the trees, plants, and shrubs that are part of these areas. Specific job responsibilities depend on the type of area involved. Landscapers and grounds managers direct projects at private homes, parks, schools, arboretums, office parks, shopping malls, government offices, and botanical gardens. They are responsible for purchasing material and supplies and for training, directing, and supervising employees. Grounds managers maintain the land after the landscaping designs have been implemented. They work alone or supervise a grounds staff. They may have their own business or be employed by a landscaping firm. There are approximately 976,840 grounds maintenance workers in the United States; 103,000 workers are in management positions.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Athletic

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Consultant or Business Owner

Greens Superintendent

Grounds Manager

Landscaper

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