Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

17-1012 Landscape Architects

Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,680 4.4 % $32.15 $66,880 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.73 $22.68 $29.85 $39.03 $48.81
Annual Wage (2) $36,880 $47,160 $62,090 $81,190 $101,530


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 10,360 0.81 $32.50 $67,600
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,450 0.14 $28.53 $59,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $33.79 $70,270
State Government (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $39.86 $82,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.04 $30.14 $62,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 10,360 0.81 $32.50 $67,600
Land Subdivision 290 0.56 $27.19 $56,560
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 380 0.28 $25.49 $53,010
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,450 0.14 $28.53 $59,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.04 $30.14 $62,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 30 0.01 $44.75 $93,080
Activities Related to Real Estate 120 0.02 $40.77 $84,800
State Government (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $39.86 $82,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $39.18 $81,500
Social Advocacy Organizations 40 0.02 $37.45 $77,890


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,360 0.17 1.28 $40.21 $83,640
Florida 1,090 0.15 1.17 $32.65 $67,920
Texas 960 0.10 0.72 $29.51 $61,380
Washington 950 0.35 2.68 $29.82 $62,030
New York 810 0.10 0.74 $32.15 $66,870




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 950 0.35 2.68 $29.82 $62,030
Maryland 700 0.28 2.16 $35.57 $73,980
Wyoming 70 0.24 1.84 $25.72 $53,490
Delaware 90 0.24 1.82 $24.82 $51,630
Colorado 470 0.22 1.66 $34.33 $71,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,360 0.17 1.28 $40.21 $83,640
Massachusetts 650 0.21 1.58 $38.75 $80,590
Connecticut 200 0.12 0.93 $38.27 $79,610
Idaho 50 0.08 0.63 $36.20 $75,290
Nevada 110 0.10 0.79 $36.04 $74,950

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 730 0.54 4.13 $29.23 $60,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 550 0.25 1.92 $26.08 $54,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.21 1.61 $33.39 $69,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.29 2.20 $39.67 $82,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 470 0.10 0.72 $32.36 $67,310
Baltimore-Towson, MD 400 0.33 2.49 $33.63 $69,940
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.75 $30.91 $64,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 350 0.21 1.59 $31.36 $65,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.19 1.41 $30.02 $62,440
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 280 0.23 1.73 $45.35 $94,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 70 0.73 5.56 $42.23 $87,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 730 0.54 4.13 $29.23 $60,800
Asheville, NC 80 0.46 3.53 $31.24 $64,980
Eugene-Springfield, OR 50 0.39 2.96 $25.89 $53,840
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 110 0.38 2.89 (8) (8)
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.37 2.81 $34.02 $70,750
Raleigh-Cary, NC 180 0.36 2.73 $28.24 $58,750
York-Hanover, PA 60 0.35 2.64 $27.07 $56,300
Baltimore-Towson, MD 400 0.33 2.49 $33.63 $69,940
Madison, WI 100 0.32 2.43 $30.84 $64,150




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 0.28 2.13 $56.15 $116,790
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $46.45 $96,620
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.16 1.24 $46.40 $96,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 280 0.23 1.73 $45.35 $94,330
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 70 0.73 5.56 $42.23 $87,840
Toledo, OH 30 0.11 0.85 $41.39 $86,100
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 130 0.24 1.81 $41.07 $85,430
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.26 2.00 $39.88 $82,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.29 2.20 $39.67 $82,520
Appleton, WI (8) (8) (8) $39.22 $81,590


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011