Salary for Landscape Architects

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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.

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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
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services