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Agriculture, Horticulture, & the Outdoors Careers | Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor

Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Supervises the staff that provide landscaping for residences, parks, public gardens, college campuses or building or office park grounds. Supervises work to care for plants and trees, including mowing, trimming and planting, and work to repair driveways, walks, benches or other structures. Oversees equipment maintenance and transportation, and communicates with residential customers.

Job Outlook

There were 926 Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 16557 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor industry, which includes the Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2004:

Salary

Many new Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $38,217.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $35,597.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $32,996.

Education and Experience

Posted Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4%
Bachelor's Degree15%
Master's Degree2%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other80%

Posted Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years44%
3 to 5 years54%
6 to 8 years1%
9+ years1%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (23%)
  • Physical Abilities (19%)
  • Detail-Oriented (16%)
  • Leadership (15%)
  • Organizational Skills (13%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Landscaping (10%)
  • Oral Irrigation (9%)
  • Lawn Care (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Repair (15%)
  • Cleaning (12%)
  • Scheduling (12%)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (9%)
  • Budgeting (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Snow Removal (7%)
  • Herbicides (6%)
  • Skid-Steer Loader (6%)
  • Chain Saws (5%)
  • Lawn Maintenance (5%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Landscape Foreman
  • Landscaping Crew Leader
  • Landscape Construction Foreman
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Foreman With Dl

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Davey Tree Expert Company (709)
  • Brightview (541)
  • Orkin Incorporated (236)
  • Utilities Service (235)
  • ServiceMaster (170)

North Carolina

  • Brightview Landscape Services (44)
  • Utilities Service (43)
  • Brightview (27)
  • Budd Group (24)
  • Davey Tree Expert Company (24)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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