2012 Third Qtr-Landscape Horticulture-Program Trends

2012 Third Qtr-Landscape Horticulture-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Occupation Report Landscape Horticulture Program
August 28, 2012
2012 Third Quarter Data for 2013-2017 Projections
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)
Forest and Conservation Technicians (SOC 19-4093)
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (SOC 37-1012)
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
Associate's degree
Work experience in a related occupation
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
2012 Median Hourly Earnings

310
333
23
7.10%
45
$16.67

Occupational Change Summary

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Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

2013
Jobs
310
5,779
375,964

2017
Change
Jobs
333
6,238
410,426

23
459
34,462

%
Change

Openin
gs

7%
8%
9%

45
801
56,976

2012
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$16.67
$19.35
$18.07

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

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NAICS
Code
561730
903999
901199
902999
713910
424910
561320

2013
Jobs
139

19

%
Change
14%

52

2

4%

47

48

1

2%

<10

<10

--

--

<10
<10
<10

Landscaping Services
Local Government, Excluding Education and
Hospitals
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal
Service
State Government, Excluding Education and
Hospitals
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Temporary Help Services

2017
Jobs
158

50

Name

<10
<10
<10

----

----

Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Description
Code
17-1012 Landscape Architects
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of
37-1012
Landscaping, Lawn Service, and

2013
Jobs
14
54
121

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
14
1
54
10
134

18

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2012 Median Hourly
Earnings
$21.16
$16.70
$20.17
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SOC
Code

2013
Jobs

Description

Groundskeeping Workers
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and
37-3012
Applicators, Vegetation
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
Total

2017 Opening
Jobs
s

2012 Median Hourly
Earnings

34

36

4

$14.03

43
44

48
46

8
3

$13.13
$11.27

310

333

45

$16.67

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2012.2

Data Sources and Calculations

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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