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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,660 4.9 % $35.17 $73,160 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.57 $25.52 $32.80 $43.00 $54.49
Annual Wage (2) $40,710 $53,080 $68,230 $89,450 $113,340


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 12,380 0.85 $35.51 $73,870
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,060 0.14 $29.16 $60,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $43.17 $89,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $44.70 $92,980
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 350 0.22 $26.50 $55,120

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 12,380 0.85 $35.51 $73,870
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 350 0.22 $26.50 $55,120
Land Subdivision 80 0.21 $43.49 $90,470
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,060 0.14 $29.16 $60,650
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 40 0.04 $30.93 $64,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $44.70 $92,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $43.96 $91,440
Land Subdivision 80 0.21 $43.49 $90,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $43.17 $89,790
Residential Building Construction 60 0.01 $40.43 $84,100


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 2,370 0.14 1.08 $43.06 $89,570
Florida 1,700 0.20 1.53 $32.13 $66,830
New York 1,540 0.16 1.27 $39.67 $82,510
Texas 1,080 0.09 0.69 $33.48 $69,630
Virginia 790 0.21 1.61 $41.29 $85,880




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)
Connecticut 490 0.30 2.29 $42.15 $87,660
Colorado 680 0.26 2.01 $33.96 $70,640
South Dakota 100 0.23 1.75 $33.31 $69,280
Washington 700 0.22 1.67 $32.89 $68,400
Arizona 610 0.22 1.71 $32.94 $68,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 30 0.04 0.35 $48.41 $100,690
California 2,370 0.14 1.08 $43.06 $89,570
Connecticut 490 0.30 2.29 $42.15 $87,660
Virginia 790 0.21 1.61 $41.29 $85,880
New York 1,540 0.16 1.27 $39.67 $82,510





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,320 0.14 1.08 $39.66 $82,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 620 0.24 1.87 $31.96 $66,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 620 0.22 1.73 $37.16 $77,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 600 0.19 1.49 $43.02 $89,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 580 0.24 1.87 $47.70 $99,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 530 0.09 0.67 $43.59 $90,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 490 0.17 1.34 $32.72 $68,050
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 490 0.25 1.91 $34.13 $70,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 450 0.17 1.31 $33.98 $70,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 400 0.13 1.04 $37.64 $78,290




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)
Madison, WI 210 0.54 4.23 $27.51 $57,220
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.48 3.72 $32.98 $68,590
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.47 3.64 $33.35 $69,370
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.41 3.22 $45.30 $94,230
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 150 0.37 2.87 $30.91 $64,300
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 0.36 2.83 $53.47 $111,220
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 110 0.31 2.43 $27.26 $56,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 490 0.25 1.91 $34.13 $70,990
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 260 0.25 1.94 $22.96 $47,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 580 0.24 1.87 $47.70 $99,220




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 Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 0.36 2.83 $53.47 $111,220
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.17 1.29 $48.42 $100,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 580 0.24 1.87 $47.70 $99,220
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.41 3.22 $45.30 $94,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 530 0.09 0.67 $43.59 $90,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 600 0.19 1.49 $43.02 $89,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.14 1.07 $42.33 $88,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 160 0.16 1.26 $41.39 $86,090
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $41.13 $85,540
Asheville, NC (8) (8) (8) $40.71 $84,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.30 $30.98 $64,450
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 2.69 $38.58 $80,240

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 2.69 $38.58 $80,240
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.30 $30.98 $64,450

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 2.69 $38.58 $80,240
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.30 $30.98 $64,450


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019