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Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers.Education
Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Most states require workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels.
The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals.
The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels.
The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels.Training
A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often include how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair.Advancement
Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping companies.Important Qualities
Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold.
Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.
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Hispanic or Latino12.9%
Black or African American0.5%
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University of Phoenix8.2%
University of Maine6.3%
West Virginia University5.9%
Monroe Community College5.5%
University of Missouri - Columbia5.1%
Utah State University5.1%
Universal Technical Institute5.1%
Ohio State University5.1%
California University of Pennsylvania4.7%
Erie Community College4.7%
University of Massachusetts Amherst4.7%
Dutchess Community College4.3%
Idaho State University4.3%
Weber State University4.3%
Western Michigan University4.3%
Montana State University - Bozeman4.3%
Iowa State University4.3%
Grand Rapids Community College3.9%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Supervisor of Landscaping Workers||Pavers By Porter||Sparks, NV||Nov 19, 2015||$60,008|
|Supervisor of Landscaping Workers||Pavers By Porter||Sparks, NV||Nov 17, 2015||$60,008|
|Landscape Laborer||George E. Ley III||PA||Apr 27, 2016||$44,265|
|Landscape Laborer||R & M Drain and Waterproofing, Inc.||CO||Apr 01, 2015||$41,197|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Worker||Valencia Work Group, Inc.||New Rochelle, NY||Aug 09, 2016||$38,376|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||Blake D. Gleason||Harwich, MA||Apr 01, 2016||$36,147|
|Landscape Laborer||Paragon Landscape Construction||Hanover, MA||Apr 01, 2016||$36,147|
|Landscape Laborer||Tim Acton Landscaping||MA||Mar 10, 2016||$36,147|
|Landscape Laborer||Dex By Terra, Inc.||MA||Apr 06, 2015||$35,604|
|Landscape Laborer II||Landscapes Unlimited, LLC||Manchester, NH||Mar 15, 2015||$35,521|
|Landscape Laborer II||Landscapes Unlimited, LLC||Manchester, NH||Apr 01, 2015||$35,521|
|Landscape Laborer||Paragon Landscape Construction||MA||Mar 23, 2015||$35,270|
|Landscape Laborer||Shaker Hills Countryclub Corp||Harvard, MA||Mar 01, 2015||$35,270|
|Landscaping Worker||Pete's Lawn Service||Sparta, NJ||Feb 22, 2016||$35,090|
|Landscape Laborer||Stanton Landscaping and Irrigation, LLC||Nashua, NH||Apr 01, 2016||$28,404|
|Landscape Laborer||Morin's Landscaping Inc.||Hollis, NH||Apr 01, 2016||$28,404|
|Landscape Laborer||Stoney Brook Landscaping LLC||York Harbor, ME||Apr 01, 2016||$28,383|
|Landscape Worker||SPI Management LLC||Boothbay Harbor, ME||Apr 25, 2016||$28,341|
|Landscape Laborer||Patten Grounds Care Inc.||Ogunquit, ME||Mar 13, 2016||$28,341|
|Landscape Laborer||Hartsoe Property Services||MD||Apr 01, 2015||$28,300|
|Landscape Laborer||Landscape Development Company||VA||Apr 01, 2015||$28,300|
|Landscape Laborer||Gibson Landscapes, Inc.||MD||Apr 02, 2015||$28,300|
|Landscape Laborer||CCG Greenery Inc.||MD||Feb 15, 2016||$25,983|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||Zavala Lawn Care, Inc.||Bigfork, MT||Apr 01, 2016||$25,941|
|Landscape Laborer||Splitrock Landscaping and Nursery Inc.||Brandon, SD||Apr 01, 2016||$25,900|
|Landscape Laborer II||Landscapes Unlimited, LLC||Sioux Falls, SD||May 09, 2016||$25,900|
|Landscape Worker||Earthscapes, Inc.||Brandon, SD||Apr 01, 2016||$25,900|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||Weller Brothers, LLC||Worthing, SD||May 24, 2016||$25,900|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||Landscape Garden Centers||Sioux Falls, SD||Apr 01, 2016||$25,900|
|Landscaping Laborer||Flower Pots||PA||Apr 01, 2015||$25,879|
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