Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
19,040 5.0 % $34.08 $70,880 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.46 $24.41 $31.62 $41.30 $52.15
Annual Wage (2) $40,480 $50,770 $65,760 $85,910 $108,470


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 12,600 0.89 $34.61 $71,980
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,170 0.15 $27.80 $57,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 860 0.02 $38.56 $80,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $44.74 $93,060
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 350 0.22 $26.02 $54,130

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 12,600 0.89 $34.61 $71,980
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 350 0.22 $26.02 $54,130
Land Subdivision 90 0.22 $44.12 $91,780
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,170 0.15 $27.80 $57,830
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.04 $32.58 $67,780

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 $44.74 $93,060
Land Subdivision 90 0.22 $44.12 $91,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $42.99 $89,410
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $42.22 $87,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 (7) $41.61 $86,540


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 2,470 0.15 1.11 $40.21 $83,630
Florida 1,550 0.18 1.38 $30.01 $62,420
New York 1,330 0.14 1.08 $37.31 $77,600
Texas 1,060 0.09 0.66 $34.04 $70,810
Ohio 940 0.18 1.31 $31.36 $65,230




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)
Washington 890 0.28 2.09 $34.61 $71,980
Massachusetts 860 0.24 1.82 $39.40 $81,950
Oregon 420 0.23 1.72 $29.64 $61,650
South Carolina 440 0.22 1.62 $28.48 $59,240
Colorado 560 0.22 1.65 $35.28 $73,390




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 0.05 0.35 $45.28 $94,180
Connecticut 350 0.21 1.57 $40.90 $85,080
California 2,470 0.15 1.11 $40.21 $83,630
Massachusetts 860 0.24 1.82 $39.40 $81,950
Virginia 740 0.20 1.46 $37.71 $78,440



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.11 0.82 $35.90 $74,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 680 0.41 3.09 $36.37 $75,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 600 0.23 1.70 $31.70 $65,940
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 570 0.31 2.33 $38.48 $80,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 540 0.22 1.61 $39.66 $82,500
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.31 2.30 $37.63 $78,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 470 0.24 1.79 $33.17 $68,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.10 0.75 $41.26 $85,810
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.29 2.14 $26.20 $54,490
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.32 2.42 $31.43 $65,380


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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)
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 50 0.66 4.95 $31.25 $65,000
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 70 0.60 4.52 $52.13 $108,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 680 0.41 3.09 $36.37 $75,650
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 110 0.41 3.07 $30.79 $64,040
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.40 2.98 $43.41 $90,290
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 0.37 2.76 $34.81 $72,410
Madison, WI 140 0.36 2.73 $26.62 $55,370
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.32 2.42 $31.43 $65,380
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 110 0.32 2.38 $26.50 $55,110
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 570 0.31 2.33 $38.48 $80,040


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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 70 0.60 4.52 $52.13 $108,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.16 1.23 $46.85 $97,440
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 0.71 $45.70 $95,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.08 0.60 $45.66 $94,960
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.95 $91,410
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 210 0.14 1.08 $43.88 $91,260
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.40 2.98 $43.41 $90,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.14 1.03 $43.08 $89,600
Asheville, NC (8) (8) (8) $42.84 $89,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $42.30 $87,990


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018