Landscape Architect Salary

A Landscape Architect earns an average salary of $56,738 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are AutoCAD, Project Management, and Construction Estimating. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$41,791 - $83,341
$42K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,682
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$15.33 - $38.48
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$0$86K
Salary $41,791 - $83,341
Bonus $498.75 - $7,336
Profit Sharing $257.60 - $9,594
Commission $19,653
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,040 - $86,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,223
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.33 - $38.48
Overtime $21.83 - $49.46
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $498.75 - $7,336
Commission $19,653
Profit Sharing $257.60 - $9,594
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,040 - $86,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 218

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Job Description for Landscape Architect

A landscape architect designs outdoor spaces for residential, commercial and public use. The landscape architect provides consultations to clients to assess their needs and determine how the desired concept could be carried out. The architect makes sure that the plan is appropriate for human use and the environment. They use AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and/or other related software to design landscapes for the client’s approval; the ability to read and create blueprints is also important, and sometimes hand sketches must be created. Often, the client has a specific budget and the landscape architect must work to use high-quality materials that still fit within this budget. In some cases, the landscape architect must participate in the bidding process for particular jobs.

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Landscape Architect Tasks

  • Consult with clients to determine needs, scope, vision, and budget for physical landscape.
  • Balance needs for safety, beauty, cost, and utility in final execution of plans.
  • Coordinate with engineers, urban planners, and other specialists to meet all project goals.
  • Design site plans, specifications and estimates for solutions, including working with or removing existing land features.

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Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Architect

Pay by Experience for a Landscape Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Landscape Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 683 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landscape Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 440 salaries. An experienced Landscape Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 396 salaries. A Landscape Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 165 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,549

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Landscape Architect Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Landscape Architect?

Landscape Architect in Jackson:
Pros: Making a difference in people's perception of the natural world.
Cons: A lot of work for little pay. Our specialty is under appreciated by most people.

Landscape Architect in Santa Barbara:
Pros: Ability to create design for public and private clients in a semi-autonomous manner.
Cons: Ineffective management by supervisors.

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Key Stats for Landscape Architect

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Landscape Architect Salaries

▲38%

▲22%

▲4%

National Average
$59,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries

▲15%




Sketchup
▲5%

▲2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲2%




National Average
$59,000




▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 18%
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