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.

A Landscape Architect usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $42,500 and $115,660 based on education and experience. usually get an average wage of seventy-five thousand four hundred and fourty dollars on an annual basis.

can obtain the highest salaries in California, where they receive average pay scales of near $93,090. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Public Administration, where they earn average wages of $96,800.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.72 percent nationwide in that time.


Landscape Architects tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Management of Companies and Enterprises