Landscape and Turf Management



Careers in landscape and turf management include:

  • Golf course management
  • Sports turf manager
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape installation
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Lawn care
  • Garden center manager
  • Greenhouse production

The program is nationally known for the quality of managers and superintendents. Local, as well as employers from all over the country, regularly hire interns and graduates to fill open positions.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Golf Course Superintendents and Turf Managers $93,200* $109,600*
Grounds Maintenance Workers $25,900 $36,300 $41,500
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers $19,800 $28,300 $32,500
Pesticide Handlers, Vegetation Sprayers and Applicators $27,900 $35,600 $39,500
Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $31,900 $47,300 $54,900

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
* Source: 2019 Benefits and Compensation Report, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Bear Creek Landscapes Cedar Falls, IA
Beaver Hills Country Club Cedar Falls, IA
City of Cedar Falls Cedar Falls, IA
Elmcrest Country Club Cedar Rapids, IA
Iowa Cubs Des Moines, IA
Matthias Landscaping Co. Cedar Falls, IA
Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, MN
Sunnyside Country Club Waterloo, IA
Wapsie Pines Lawn Care & Landscaping Dunkerton, IA
Waterloo Leisure Services Waterloo, IA
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