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Grounds Managers


Grounds managers plan, design, and oversee the maintenance of gardens, parks, lawns, and other landscaped areas and supervise the care of the trees, plants, and shrubs that are part of these areas. Specific job responsibilities depend on the type of area involved. Grounds managers direct projects at private homes, parks, schools, arboretums, office parks, shopping malls, government offices, and botanical gardens. They are responsible for purchasing material and supplies and for training, directing, and supervising employees. Grounds managers maintain the land after the landscaping designs have been implemented. They work alone or supervise a grounds staff. They may have their own business or be employed by a landscaping firm. There are approximately 103,580 first-line supervisors of groundskeeping, landscaping, and lawn service workers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Grounds Management Consultant or Business Owner

Greens Superintendent

Grounds Manager

Assistant Grounds Manager

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