We surveyed 1,051 grounds maintenance workers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical grounds maintenance worker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a grounds maintenance worker?

Low

High

Working as a grounds maintenance worker typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a grounds maintenance worker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a grounds maintenance worker typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a grounds maintenance worker?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a grounds maintenance worker. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for grounds maintenance workers.

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Do grounds maintenance workers work full-time or part-time?

43% of grounds maintenance workers work in full-time roles while 57% work part-time.

Is being a grounds maintenance worker stressful?

Low

High

Grounds maintenance workers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a grounds maintenance worker?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a grounds maintenance worker.

How competitive is the workplace for grounds maintenance workers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for grounds maintenance workers.

Does being a grounds maintenance worker require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for grounds maintenance workers.

Are grounds maintenance workers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Grounds maintenance workers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do grounds maintenance workers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Grounds maintenance workers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a grounds maintenance worker physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a grounds maintenance worker requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are grounds maintenance workers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, grounds maintenance workers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a grounds maintenance worker require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a grounds maintenance worker.

Does being a good grounds maintenance worker require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a grounds maintenance worker.