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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Landscape Architects:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,430 4.0 % $ 36.05 $ 74,980 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Landscape Architects:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.80 $ 24.72 $ 32.67 $ 45.34 $ 55.47
Annual Wage (2) $ 43,260 $ 51,420 $ 67,950 $ 94,310 $ 115,380


Industry profile for Landscape Architects:

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 10,940 0.72 $ 36.83 $ 76,610
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,440 0.16 $ 28.80 $ 59,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 790 0.01 $ 49.20 $ 102,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 480 0.02 $ 47.97 $ 99,780
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 430 0.24 $ 27.27 $ 56,730

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 10,940 0.72 $ 36.83 $ 76,610
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 430 0.24 $ 27.27 $ 56,730
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,440 0.16 $ 28.80 $ 59,900
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 260 0.04 $ 25.52 $ 53,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 480 0.02 $ 47.97 $ 99,780

Top paying industries for Landscape Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 790 0.01 $ 49.20 $ 102,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 480 0.02 $ 47.97 $ 99,780
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 300 0.01 $ 46.92 $ 97,590
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 42.97 $ 89,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 38.32 $ 79,710


Geographic profile for Landscape Architects:

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.



Map of employment of landscape architects by state, May 2021


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 2,940 0.18 1.44 $ 43.12 $ 89,690
Florida 1,170 0.14 1.10 $ 32.99 $ 68,630
Colorado 1,140 0.44 3.52 $ 32.97 $ 68,590
New York 1,040 0.12 0.97 $ 43.85 $ 91,200
North Carolina 910 0.21 1.66 $ 31.54 $ 65,600


Map of location quotient of landscape architects by state, May 2021


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 1,140 0.44 3.52 $ 32.97 $ 68,590
Vermont 70 0.23 1.86 $ 33.20 $ 69,060
Maryland 540 0.21 1.70 $ 38.75 $ 80,600
North Carolina 910 0.21 1.66 $ 31.54 $ 65,600
Arizona 580 0.20 1.63 $ 27.53 $ 57,260


Map of annual mean wages of landscape architects by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Landscape Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.67 $ 48.47 $ 100,820
Massachusetts 370 0.11 0.88 $ 44.45 $ 92,460
New York 1,040 0.12 0.97 $ 43.85 $ 91,200
Arkansas 40 0.04 0.30 $ 43.75 $ 90,990
California 2,940 0.18 1.44 $ 43.12 $ 89,690



Map of employment of landscape architects by area, May 2021


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 930 0.11 0.86 $ 46.54 $ 96,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.14 1.12 $ 41.75 $ 86,840
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 710 0.49 3.93 $ 33.47 $ 69,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 660 0.29 2.37 $ 52.21 $ 108,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 590 0.20 1.63 $ 38.29 $ 79,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 480 0.18 1.45 $ 35.47 $ 73,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 450 0.21 1.70 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 1.37 $ 40.73 $ 84,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 410 0.17 1.35 $ 33.42 $ 69,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.22 1.76 $ 39.90 $ 83,000


Map of location quotient of landscape architects by area, May 2021


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)
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.67 5.44 $ 31.51 $ 65,550
Fort Collins, CO 100 0.65 5.26 $ 32.86 $ 68,360
Boulder, CO 100 0.56 4.49 $ 34.54 $ 71,840
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.55 4.43 $ 44.95 $ 93,500
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 710 0.49 3.93 $ 33.47 $ 69,630
Greeley, CO 40 0.43 3.49 $ 25.36 $ 52,750
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 30 0.43 3.45 $ 30.27 $ 62,960
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.42 3.37 $ 33.16 $ 68,980
Colorado Springs, CO 90 0.33 2.66 $ 32.82 $ 68,270
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 110 0.33 2.65 $ 33.62 $ 69,930


Map of annual mean wages of landscape architects by area, May 2021


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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 660 0.29 2.37 $ 52.21 $ 108,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 930 0.11 0.86 $ 46.54 $ 96,810
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.24 1.93 $ 45.73 $ 95,110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 280 0.11 0.87 $ 45.29 $ 94,200
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.55 4.43 $ 44.95 $ 93,500
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 30 0.21 1.73 $ 42.19 $ 87,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.14 1.12 $ 41.75 $ 86,840
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 220 0.22 1.80 $ 41.10 $ 85,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140 0.13 1.06 $ 40.99 $ 85,260
Salinas, CA 40 0.22 1.80 $ 40.74 $ 84,730

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.82 $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.07 $ 25.26 $ 52,530

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.82 $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.07 $ 25.26 $ 52,530

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.82 $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.07 $ 25.26 $ 52,530


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022