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Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers

What they do?

Landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors and managers perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of landscaping, interior plantscaping, lawn care and tree service establishments

B. Tender bids on contracts for landscaping and grounds maintenance work

C. Plan and estimate the materials and labour requirements for individual contracts

D. Organize and direct the planting and maintenance of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs and hedges and the construction and installation of fences, decks, patios, walkways and retaining walls

E. Hire and supervise staff

F. Maintain financial and personnel records.

Where they find work?

1. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 82.0%

What education do I need?

1. A college diploma or specialized courses in landscaping and horticulture are usually required.

2. Experience as a landscape or horticulture supervisor or as a landscape or horticulture technician is required.

3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. English
2. Computer-related courses
3. Chemistry
4. Biology

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers is $15.26/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers Wage By Age

Unemployment:

10% of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.

Unemployment

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($15.26) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is also below average.

3. The unemployment rate (10%) is above the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers. This will not be significant enough to have an impact on the work prospects.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (64%) is above the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Co-ordinating skills

2. Communication skills

3. Supervising

Part Time Workers

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


29% of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 30,000 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 42% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The older-than-average worker (47) will likely be offset by a later retirement age (69) resulting in an average retirement rate to 2009.

Self Employed

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 95% of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


9% of the individuals employed as Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.