2012-Landscape Horticulture-Program Trends2

2012-Landscape Horticulture-Program Trends2








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Landscape Horticulture
Occupation Report (2)
April 27, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Landscape architects (SOC 17-1012)
Soil and plant Scientists (SOC 19-1013)
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn
service, and groundskeeping workers (SOC 37-1012)
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers (SOC 37-3011)
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation
(SOC 37-3012)
Tree trimmers and pruners (SOC 37-3013)
Grounds maintenance workers, all other (SOC 37-3019)

Education Level
Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
Work experience in a related field
Short-term on-the-job training
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Short-term on-the-job training
Short-term on-the-job training

Executive Summary
Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

1,257
1,335
78
6.21%
137
$10.91

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

1,257
28,782
1,634,36
3

%
Change

Openin
gs

78
1,533

6%
5%

137
2,918

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$10.91
$11.99

136,691

8%

212,837

$11.15

2017
Change
Jobs
1,335
30,315
1,771,05
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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
561730
930000
713910
713990
11A000
713950
812210

Name
Landscaping Services
Local government
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
Crop and animal production
Bowling Centers
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services

2013
Jobs
601
192
64
41
40
35
18

2017
Jobs
659
197
65
43
39
37
18

Change
58
5
1
2
-1
2
0

%
Change
10%
3%
2%
5%
-3%
6%
0%

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4
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Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Description
Code
17-1012 Landscape architects
19-1013 Soil and plant Scientists
First-line supervisors/managers of
37-1012 landscaping, lawn service, and
groundskeeping workers
37-3011 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and
37-3012
applicators, vegetation
37-3013 Tree trimmers and pruners
37-3019 Grounds maintenance workers, all other
Total

2013
Jobs
15
14

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
16
2
14
2

2011 Median Hourly
Earnings
$16.96
$19.86

173

188

22

$13.00

980

1,037

103

$10.24

23

25

2

$11.58

28
24

30
25

4
2

$12.64
$12.04

1,257

1,335

137

$10.91

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Data Sources and Calculations

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Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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