Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
19,420 4.7 % $33.08 $68,820 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.72 $23.55 $30.52 $40.16 $51.33
Annual Wage (2) $38,950 $48,990 $63,480 $83,530 $106,770


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 12,940 0.92 $33.54 $69,760
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,120 0.15 $26.80 $55,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 840 0.02 $38.18 $79,420
State Government (OES Designation) 490 0.02 $42.80 $89,020
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 380 0.24 $25.81 $53,680

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 12,940 0.92 $33.54 $69,760
Land Subdivision 100 0.25 $38.10 $79,240
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 380 0.24 $25.81 $53,680
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,120 0.15 $26.80 $55,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 840 0.02 $38.18 $79,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 490 0.02 $42.80 $89,020
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 (7) $42.73 $88,890
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $42.22 $87,820
Lessors of Real Estate 40 0.01 $41.09 $85,480
Employment Services 30 (7) $40.56 $84,360


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 2,700 0.17 1.22 $39.00 $81,120
Florida 1,470 0.18 1.29 $30.03 $62,460
New York 1,470 0.16 1.16 $35.47 $73,780
Texas 1,460 0.12 0.90 $31.42 $65,350
Georgia 880 0.21 1.51 $33.89 $70,480




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)
Vermont 130 0.44 3.19 (8) (8)
Oregon 480 0.27 1.92 $27.67 $57,560
South Dakota 110 0.25 1.83 $30.65 $63,750
Washington 750 0.24 1.77 $36.83 $76,610
Massachusetts 770 0.22 1.62 $37.87 $78,760




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 50 0.07 0.51 $46.76 $97,260
Alaska 30 0.11 0.76 $44.16 $91,840
Rhode Island 100 0.21 1.50 $42.59 $88,590
Connecticut 230 0.14 1.00 $41.37 $86,040
Tennessee 180 0.06 0.45 $40.62 $84,480





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 1,100 0.17 1.20 $30.95 $64,380
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.53 3.84 $36.03 $74,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 810 0.32 2.30 $34.34 $71,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 650 0.41 2.98 $37.32 $77,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 570 0.23 1.66 $37.87 $78,770
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 490 0.27 1.96 $36.11 $75,110
Austin-Round Rock, TX 470 0.49 3.53 $34.45 $71,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 410 0.36 2.60 $27.91 $58,060
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 400 0.50 3.59 $31.08 $64,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 380 0.13 0.93 $32.62 $67,850




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)
Barnstable Town, MA 100 1.01 7.29 (8) (8)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 70 0.59 4.27 $51.22 $106,540
Sioux Falls, SD 90 0.58 4.19 $30.74 $63,930
Madison, WI 210 0.54 3.93 $26.84 $55,830
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.53 3.84 $36.03 $74,940
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 400 0.50 3.59 $31.08 $64,640
Austin-Round Rock, TX 470 0.49 3.53 $34.45 $71,660
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.44 3.17 $27.46 $57,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 650 0.41 2.98 $37.32 $77,630
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.41 2.96 $23.83 $49,560




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 0.59 4.27 $51.22 $106,540
Fresno, CA 50 0.14 1.02 $47.34 $98,460
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.20 $47.22 $98,210
Knoxville, TN 60 0.16 1.14 $46.76 $97,250
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.17 1.23 $45.98 $95,640
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.11 0.77 $44.07 $91,670
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.22 1.59 $43.62 $90,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 200 0.15 1.12 $43.15 $89,740
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 0.87 $42.71 $88,840
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $42.71 $88,840


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017