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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
20,280 4.5 % $35.56 $73,970 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.35 $26.25 $33.35 $43.31 $53.98
Annual Wage (2) $42,320 $54,600 $69,360 $90,090 $112,290


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 12,930 0.86 $36.10 $75,090
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4,130 0.19 $30.48 $63,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $44.16 $91,850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $45.85 $95,380
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 320 0.19 $27.08 $56,330

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 12,930 0.86 $36.10 $75,090
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4,130 0.19 $30.48 $63,390
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 320 0.19 $27.08 $56,330
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 40 0.03 $32.48 $67,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $44.16 $91,850

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) 470 0.02 $45.85 $95,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 310 0.02 $44.35 $92,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $44.16 $91,850
Real Estate 100 0.01 $37.18 $77,340
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $36.24 $75,380


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 2,510 0.14 1.05 $43.72 $90,940
Florida 1,630 0.19 1.34 $33.08 $68,810
New York 1,570 0.17 1.20 $38.61 $80,300
Texas 1,130 0.09 0.66 $33.99 $70,690
Colorado 920 0.34 2.48 $35.57 $73,980




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)
Colorado 920 0.34 2.48 $35.57 $73,980
Arizona 760 0.27 1.93 $32.23 $67,030
Connecticut 430 0.26 1.87 $40.91 $85,090
Washington 770 0.23 1.68 $35.71 $74,270
Florida 1,630 0.19 1.34 $33.08 $68,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,510 0.14 1.05 $43.72 $90,940
Virginia 630 0.16 1.17 $42.35 $88,090
Connecticut 430 0.26 1.87 $40.91 $85,090
Massachusetts 570 0.16 1.14 $40.72 $84,700
Wyoming 30 0.13 0.92 $39.00 $81,120





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 1,460 0.15 1.09 $38.24 $79,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 670 0.21 1.52 $40.70 $84,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.31 2.23 $32.36 $67,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 640 0.26 1.87 $45.55 $94,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 610 0.10 0.71 $42.59 $88,580
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 610 0.23 1.66 $32.80 $68,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 560 0.20 1.42 $33.37 $69,400
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 560 0.28 2.01 $36.82 $76,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.18 1.29 $42.74 $88,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 490 0.32 2.34 $39.09 $81,310




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)
Ithaca, NY 50 1.03 7.47 $41.22 $85,730
Santa Fe, NM 60 1.01 7.32 $28.86 $60,020
Boulder, CO 160 0.87 6.30 $34.51 $71,770
Appleton, WI 60 0.47 3.38 $28.05 $58,340
Fort Collins, CO 70 0.43 3.10 $33.63 $69,950
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 150 0.43 3.08 $31.15 $64,800
Madison, WI 160 0.41 2.97 $30.59 $63,640
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.41 2.99 $39.19 $81,510
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 120 0.32 2.33 $29.18 $60,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 490 0.32 2.34 $39.09 $81,310




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 Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.14 1.04 $55.07 $114,540
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 0.31 2.21 $49.24 $102,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 640 0.26 1.87 $45.55 $94,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $43.23 $89,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.18 1.32 $42.89 $89,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.18 1.29 $42.74 $88,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 610 0.10 0.71 $42.59 $88,580
Ithaca, NY 50 1.03 7.47 $41.22 $85,730
Asheville, NC 60 0.28 2.03 $40.99 $85,270
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) $40.78 $84,820

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)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 4.73 $42.04 $87,450
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.46 $39.04 $81,210

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)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 4.73 $42.04 $87,450
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.46 $39.04 $81,210

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)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 4.73 $42.04 $87,450
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.46 $39.04 $81,210
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.62 $74,090
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.74 $68,100


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020