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

Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Landscaping or Grounds Supervisor 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 1548 Landscaping / Grounds Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 39071 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 2015:

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 $50,098.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $48,276.

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 $38,114.

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 Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree17.21%
Master's Degree2.61%
Doctoral Degree0.22%
Other18.63%

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 years44.51%
3 to 5 years49.45%
6 to 8 years3.56%
9+ years2.47%

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 (35.73%)
  • Management (35.09%)
  • Operations (28.26%)
  • Customer Service (25.92%)
  • Leadership (25.73%)
  • Sales (18.1%)
  • Lifting Ability (13.5%)
  • Scheduling (12.68%)
  • Detail Oriented (11.87%)
  • Planning (11.1%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Landscape Maintenance (20.58%)
  • Landscaping (62.21%)
  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture) (34.74%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Snow Removal (7.07%)
  • Horticulture (8.65%)
  • Construction (20.93%)
  • Gardening (4.43%)
  • Mowing (25.14%)
  • Machinery (6.47%)
  • Pruning (12.96%)
  • Project Management (14.7%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Landscape Design (4.8%)
  • Pavers (2.7%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Landscape Maintenance (89.58%)
  • Pavers (11.75%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Landscape Crew Leader
  • Landscape Foreman
  • Landscape Manager
  • Landscaping Assistant
  • Landscape Construction Foreman
  • Landscape Account Manager
  • Landscape Maintenance Manager
  • Park Manager
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Project Manager

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

  • Brightview (1094)
  • Lowe's (362)
  • Landsystems (278)
  • Domino's Pizza (240)
  • The Davey Tree Expert Company (235)
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (225)
  • Jensen Landscape Services (225)
  • Mcfarlin Stanford (205)
  • Aramark (202)
  • Nordstrom (176)

North Carolina

  • Bland Landscaping Company (55)
  • Greenscape (47)
  • The Budd Group (36)
  • Brightview (31)
  • BASF (30)
  • Mcfarlin Stanford (23)
  • Granite Hills (20)
  • Domino's Pizza (19)
  • East Carolina University (18)
  • Lowe's (16)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!