Volume 5, Issue 2
>Employment and Income Impacts of HortIcultural Services in Mississippi in the Years 2001-2013
The landscaping services industry comprises of (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens and (2) establishments primarily engaged in providing these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction of walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, and similar structures.
The total number of workers and proprietors employed in the landscaping services industry in 2013 reached 13,271 jobs. The average state earnings in this industry in 2013 were $15,845 as compared to the national earnings averaging $25,054. The total direct, indirect and induced employment and income impacts of this industry were 15,619 jobs and $290.88 million, respectively.
The Landscape Architectural Services industry involves establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing the development of land areas for projects, such as parks and other recreational areas; airports; highways; hospitals; schools; land land subdivisions; and commercial, industrial, and residential areas, by applying knowledge of land characteristics, location of buildings and structures, use of land areas, and design of landscape projects.
The average state earnings for workers in this industry in 2013 were $12,859 which was very low compared to the national earnings averaging $36,861. The total direct, indirect and induced employment and income impacts of this industry in 2013 were 909 jobs and $14.01 million.
Source: Posadas, Benedict C. 2013. Employment and Income Impacts of Horticultural Services in Mississippi in the Years 2001-2013. Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.