There are currently an estimated 178,300 landscapers in the United States. The landscaper job market is expected to grow by 11.4% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are landscapers?
CareerExplorer rates landscapers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 26,300 landscapers. That number is based on 20,300 additional landscapers, and the retirement of 6,000 existing landscapers.
Are landscapers in demand?
Job growth in landscaping is expected to be moderate through 2020. Various factors significantly impact the number of opportunities in this field. Local real estate and construction markets tend to strongly influence the demand for landscapers. In a robust economy when construction and renovations thrive and real estate sales rise, there is a simultaneous rise in demand for landscapers who are trained in site planning, garden design, and installation of lawn sprinkler systems. Conversely, economic downturns commonly mean less work in the industry. Institutions, like corporate headquarters and universities, present larger and often more intricate projects for talented landscapers. Continued desire for well-maintained outdoor spaces, increased public interest in environmental issues, and homeowners’ lack of time to maintain their own gardens and yards should also create demand for landscapers. Generally, demand will be greater in areas with temperate climates, where landscaping can be conducted throughout the year.
What’s the supply of landscapers?
The landscaper industry is concentrated in California, Florida, Texas
Landscaper job market by state
|State Name||Employed Landscapers|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||60|
|District of Columbia||60|