Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
18,110 5.2 % $33.43 $69,530 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.56 $24.34 $31.04 $41.08 $51.02
Annual Wage (2) $40,690 $50,630 $64,570 $85,440 $106,120


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 10,870 0.80 $34.14 $71,010
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,650 0.19 $27.77 $57,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 770 0.01 $41.88 $87,110
State Government (OES Designation) 770 0.04 $38.62 $80,330
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 370 0.24 $27.50 $57,200

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 10,870 0.80 $34.14 $71,010
Land Subdivision 110 0.26 (8) (8)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 370 0.24 $27.50 $57,200
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,650 0.19 $27.77 $57,770
State Government (OES Designation) 770 0.04 $38.62 $80,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 50 (7) $47.12 $98,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 770 0.01 $41.88 $87,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $41.02 $85,320
State Government (OES Designation) 770 0.04 $38.62 $80,330
Residential Building Construction 80 0.01 $38.17 $79,400


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 2,860 0.19 1.41 $39.85 $82,880
New York 1,100 0.13 0.93 $33.27 $69,190
Texas 1,020 0.09 0.68 $31.41 $65,330
Florida 890 0.12 0.87 $33.79 $70,280
Pennsylvania 850 0.15 1.13 $30.36 $63,140



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)
South Dakota 160 0.40 3.01 $28.63 $59,550
Washington 720 0.25 1.86 $30.66 $63,760
Minnesota 610 0.22 1.67 $27.27 $56,730
Oregon 360 0.21 1.59 $27.92 $58,070
Georgia 830 0.21 1.55 $33.86 $70,430



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,860 0.19 1.41 $39.85 $82,880
Connecticut 160 0.10 0.74 $38.23 $79,520
Massachusetts 540 0.16 1.22 $38.20 $79,450
Maryland 330 0.13 0.97 $38.00 $79,050
Missouri 360 0.13 1.00 $36.97 $76,900




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.58 4.31 $34.62 $72,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.15 1.15 $32.60 $67,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 690 0.29 2.17 $33.69 $70,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 1.87 $41.43 $86,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 600 0.40 2.98 $30.66 $63,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.32 2.36 $27.11 $56,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.26 1.91 $30.69 $63,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.44 3.30 $43.36 $90,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 450 0.25 1.85 $38.93 $80,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 400 0.14 1.04 $34.61 $71,980



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)
Charlottesville, VA 110 1.09 8.12 $25.52 $53,090
Ames, IA 40 0.95 7.06 $21.05 $43,780
Sioux Falls, SD 120 0.83 6.20 $28.58 $59,440
Asheville, NC 110 0.62 4.65 $38.97 $81,060
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.58 4.31 $34.62 $72,020
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.44 3.30 $43.36 $90,190
Ann Arbor, MI 90 0.44 3.29 $21.79 $45,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 600 0.40 2.98 $30.66 $63,780
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.39 2.88 $40.58 $84,410
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 80 0.35 2.63 $36.08 $75,040



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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 1.81 $56.73 $118,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.31 $44.36 $92,260
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.44 3.30 $43.36 $90,190
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.45 $41.94 $87,230
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 160 0.18 1.38 $41.46 $86,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 1.87 $41.43 $86,170
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.39 2.88 $40.58 $84,410
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.30 $40.07 $83,340
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $39.49 $82,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 320 0.24 1.79 $39.18 $81,490


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015