Salary for Landscape Architects

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Also known as: Golf Course Architect, Golf Course Designer, Landscape Designer, Lanscape Architect
Post-secondary education is required for landscape architects. Professionals in this field must be familiar with a wide range of plant life and landscaping techniques. They may create environmental reports based on the position of structures and work to minimize water and energy consumption by xeriscaping and collaborating with architects and related professionals on whole building design. Additionally, these professionals may prepare site development plans and cost estimates. Their work includes the design of public spaces, parks, and recreational areas, schools, and many other types of sites. These professionals earn $55,000-$70,000 annually, although well-known landscape architects may easily make more than this.

A Landscape Architect can get a salary on a scale from 48000 to 72000 depending on education and experience. Landscape Architects will normally receive a salary of Sixty Five Thousand Six Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Landscape Architects receive the best pay in Alabama, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to about $87490. Employees who work in this job can make the highest salaries in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can get pay levels, on average, of $77510.

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Landscape Architect, please select your state.

ANNUAL SALARY

HOURLY RATE

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.61 percent nationwide in that time.
Landscape Architects tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration
$77,510
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$75,250
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$72,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,440
Educational Services
$66,960
Construction
$61,730
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,640
Retail Trade
$55,310
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$59,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$59,790
Construction
$61,730
Educational Services
$66,960

SALARY COMPARISON BY STATE

HIGHEST PAYING

Landscape Architects have the highest average income in the following states
Alabama
$87,490
Massachusetts
$76,770
Connecticut
$76,330
Alaska
$76,180
California
$74,720
North Carolina
$73,120
District of Columbia
$72,900

LOWEST PAYING

The following states have the lowest average wages for this career
Oklahoma
$37,960
North Dakota
$45,030
Delaware
$47,520
Arkansas
$49,520
Kentucky
$50,720
Vermont
$51,130
Georgia
$51,750

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