Grounds maintenance workers held about 1.5 million jobs in 2006.
More than one-third of the workers in grounds maintenance were employed in companies providing landscaping services to buildings and dwellings. Others worked for amusement and recreation facilities, such as golf courses and racetracks; educational institutions, both public, and private; and property management and real-estate development firms. Some were employed by local governments, installing and maintaining landscaping for parks, hospitals, and other public facilities. Almost 24 percent of grounds maintenance workers were self-employed, providing landscape maintenance directly to customers on a contract basis.
About 14 percent of grounds maintenance workers worked part time; about 9 percent were younger than age twenty.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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