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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

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Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the following five jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. Each statistic includes an annual mean wage estimate.

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $44,080

Plan, organize, direct, or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities, such as planting and maintaining ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and lawns, and applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals, according to contract specifications. May also coordinate activities of workers engaged in terracing hillsides, building retaining walls, constructing pathways, installing patios, and similar activities in following a landscape design plan. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and work force requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

Industries:

Services to Buildings and Dwellings: $42,340
Local Government (OES Designation): $49,680
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries: $48,690
Elementary and Secondary Schools: $45,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $45,760

Top Paying Industries:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $63,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $55,770
Nonresidential Building Construction: $55,030
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events: $52,920
Amusement Parks and Arcades: $52,570

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Idaho: $37,360
Arizona: $44,840
South Carolina: $40,600
Hawaii: $50,030
New Hampshire: $45,970

Top Paying States:

Connecticut: $59,360
District of Columbia: $53,900
Delaware: $53,110
Rhode Island: $52,880
Alaska: $52,050

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Anniston-Oxford, AL: $34,610
Naples-Marco Island, FL : $46,500
Brunswick, GA: $41,260
Port St. Lucie, FL: $44,690
Barnstable Town, MA: $44,480

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT: $64,240
Portsmouth, NH-ME: $63,320
New Haven, CT: $59,950
Bellingham, WA: $57,780 
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT: $57,190

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers $37,180

Supervise work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.

Industries:

Services to Buildings and Dwellings: $35,780
Traveler Accommodation: $32,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools: $41,540
Nursing Care Facilities: $35,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $39,240

Top Paying Industries:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $74,910

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing: $52,650
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services: $51,910
Other Information Services: $51,700
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing: $51,450

States with the Largest Number of of Workers:

District of Columbia: $37,400
Nevada: $37,390
Wyoming: $35,140
Hawaii: $36,960
New Mexico: $30,300

Top Paying States:

New York: $46,530
Rhode Island: $45,440
New Jersey: $45,230
Alaska: $44,820
Connecticut: $44,230

Metropolitan Areas:

Napa, CA: $43,050
Flagstaff, AZ: $34,210
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division: $37,160
Norwich-New London, CT-RI: $39,900
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV: $37,600

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division: $52,940
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA: $52,190
Bay City, MI: $50,160
Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $49,590
Gainesville, FL: $48,970

Pest Control Workers $32,100

Spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Industries:

Services to Buildings and Dwellings: $31,950
Local Government (OES Designation): $35,250
Traveler Accommodation: $28,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools: $24,990
Employment Services: $30,980

Top Paying Industries:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $50,030
Amusement Parks and Arcades: $39,250
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing: $37,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $36,930
Facilities Support Services: $35,780

States with the Largest Number of of Workers: 

Florida: $29,120
Alabama: $26,910
South Carolina: $29,440
Georgia: $32,630
Louisiana: $28,470

Top Paying States:

District of Columbia: $42,320
Colorado: $39,210
Hawaii: $38,850
Vermont: $38,710
Wyoming: $38,500

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Punta Gorda, FL: $35,810
Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL: $27,960
Ocala, FL: $27,060
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL: $26,110
Port St. Lucie, FL: $29,060

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Lancaster, PA: $44,220
Denver-Aurora, CO: $42,750
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL : $42,170
Eugene-Springfield, OR: $42,050
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA: $41,930

Tree Trimmers and Pruners $32,090

Cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers, and clippers. Employees may use truck-mounted lifts and power pruners. May fill cavities in trees to promote healing and prevent deterioration. Exclude workers who primarily perform duties of Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation and Landscaping and Grounds keeping Workers.

Industries:

Services to Buildings and Dwellings: $30,830
Local Government (OES Designation): $42,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $40,760
Employment Services: $25,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $35,240

Top Paying Industries:

Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $51,010
Local Government (OES Designation): $42,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $40,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $35,240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors: $31,020

States with the Largest Number of of Workers:

Idaho: $27,870
Tennessee: $28,560
Hawaii: $36,650
Massachusetts: $32,230
South Dakota: $29,470

Top Paying States:

Alaska: $69,740
Delaware: $47,950 
New Hampshire: $41,950
Connecticut: $41,250
Washington: $41,240

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Elizabethtown, KY: $25,090
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA: $35,180
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL: $27,340
New Bedford, MA: $31,300
Binghamton, NY: $42,040

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Barnstable Town, MA: $52,850 
Utica-Rome, NY: $49,580 
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division: $46,300 
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA: $46,130
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY: $45,440

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation $31,420

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification. Excludes Commercial Pilots who operate aviation equipment to dust or spray crops.

Industries:

Services to Buildings and Dwellings: $31,360
Local Government (OES Designation): $33,630
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers: $30,920
Support Activities for Crop Production: $28,980
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers: $31,090

Top Paying Industries:

Elementary and Secondary Schools: $41,680
State Government (OES Designation): $41,140
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $38,010
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services: $34,180
Local Government (OES Designation): $33,630

States with the Largest Number of of Workers: 

South Dakota: $25,580
North Dakota: $27,920
Kansas: $30,850
Idaho: $27,960
Iowa: $29,740

Top Paying States:

Maine: $43,620 
Connecticut: $38,060
Massachusetts: $37,030
New Jersey: $36,920
Illinois: $36,490

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Greenville, NC: $26,100
Merced, CA: $37,320
Peoria, IL: $32,660
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA: $34,180
Napa, CA: $27,170

Top Paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Stockton, CA: $50,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division: $48,660
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA: $48,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division: $47,970
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $45,480

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

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