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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Landscape Architects
Industry profile for Landscape Architects
Geographic profile for Landscape Architects

National estimates for Landscape Architects: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Landscape Architects:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
20,730 5.2 % $ 36.27 $ 75,440 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Landscape Architects:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.43 $ 26.34 $ 33.96 $ 44.55 $ 55.61
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,500 $ 54,790 $ 70,630 $ 92,670 $ 115,660


Industry profile for Landscape Architects: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Landscape Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,090 0.87 $ 37.16 $ 77,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 850 0.02 $ 45.67 $ 94,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 480 0.02 $ 47.93 $ 99,690
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 360 0.22 $ 28.64 $ 59,570
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 290 0.01 $ 46.79 $ 97,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Landscape Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,090 0.87 $ 37.16 $ 77,300
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 360 0.22 $ 28.64 $ 59,570
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 170 0.02 $ 33.49 $ 69,670
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 270 0.02 $ 37.62 $ 78,240
Social Advocacy Organizations 50 0.02 $ 31.75 $ 66,040

Top paying industries for Landscape Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 480 0.02 $ 47.93 $ 99,690
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 290 0.01 $ 46.79 $ 97,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 850 0.02 $ 45.67 $ 94,990
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 39.74 $ 82,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 270 0.02 $ 37.62 $ 78,240


Geographic profile for Landscape Architects: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Landscape Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,520 0.15 1.03 $ 44.75 $ 93,090
Florida 1,670 0.20 1.33 $ 34.75 $ 72,280
Texas 1,360 0.11 0.76 $ 33.69 $ 70,070
New York 1,250 0.14 0.97 $ 42.99 $ 89,410
Pennsylvania 1,110 0.20 1.35 $ 34.74 $ 72,250




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Landscape Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 1,040 0.40 2.70 $ 36.37 $ 75,650
Vermont 90 0.34 2.25 $ 31.42 $ 65,350
Wisconsin 680 0.25 1.69 $ 27.37 $ 56,930
Maryland 610 0.24 1.63 $ 35.46 $ 73,770
Connecticut 340 0.22 1.50 $ 36.19 $ 75,270




Top paying states for Landscape Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,520 0.15 1.03 $ 44.75 $ 93,090
New York 1,250 0.14 0.97 $ 42.99 $ 89,410
Massachusetts 400 0.12 0.80 $ 42.84 $ 89,100
Virginia 730 0.20 1.33 $ 42.60 $ 88,600
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 40.67 $ 84,590





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Landscape Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,070 0.12 0.81 $ 42.96 $ 89,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 820 0.27 1.83 $ 40.67 $ 84,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 810 0.30 2.01 $ 35.28 $ 73,380
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 670 0.46 3.08 $ 37.44 $ 77,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 660 0.28 1.91 $ 46.82 $ 97,390
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 560 0.29 1.94 $ 39.37 $ 81,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.27 1.79 $ 36.33 $ 75,560
Austin-Round Rock, TX 480 0.46 3.07 $ 34.66 $ 72,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 470 0.18 1.20 $ 37.81 $ 78,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 450 0.22 1.45 $ 32.25 $ 67,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Landscape Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boulder, CO 130 0.74 4.97 $ 36.17 $ 75,230
Fort Collins, CO 100 0.64 4.28 $ 38.96 $ 81,030
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.53 3.58 $ 38.02 $ 79,080
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 670 0.46 3.08 $ 37.44 $ 77,870
Austin-Round Rock, TX 480 0.46 3.07 $ 34.66 $ 72,090
Appleton, WI 50 0.43 2.91 $ 28.04 $ 58,310
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 140 0.42 2.81 $ 32.28 $ 67,140
Madison, WI 150 0.40 2.67 $ 32.53 $ 67,670
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.36 2.44 $ 38.59 $ 80,260
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.33 2.20 $ 28.61 $ 59,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for Landscape Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 230 0.16 1.08 $ 57.40 $ 119,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 660 0.28 1.91 $ 46.82 $ 97,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 46.15 $ 95,980
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 44.16 $ 91,850
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 260 0.27 1.83 $ 43.81 $ 91,130
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 43.69 $ 90,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.12 0.81 $ 43.36 $ 90,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,070 0.12 0.81 $ 42.96 $ 89,350
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 42.92 $ 89,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.15 1.00 $ 41.80 $ 86,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Landscape Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.54 $ 35.95 $ 74,770

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Landscape Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.54 $ 35.95 $ 74,770

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Landscape Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.54 $ 35.95 $ 74,770
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 26.82 $ 55,790


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021