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Landscape Architect Salary

A Landscape Architect earns an average salary of $51,889 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Client Interaction, and Autocad Civil 3D. 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.

$37,911 - $77,413
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,888
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$14.66 - $35.97
(Median)
$15
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,911 - $77,413  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $6,977  
Commission
$0.00 - $33,935  
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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$36,910 - $80,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $35.97  
   
Overtime
$1.23 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $6,977  
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).
)
$36,910 - $80,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262

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Job Description for Landscape Architect

Landscape architects operate in much the same was as traditional architects. They are responsible for both the functional and aesthetic layout of a design. The principal difference is in the medium in which they work. Landscape architects use living canvases, such as grasses, flowers and trees, as well as traditional construction materials such as concrete to enhance and beautify outdoor spaces. Landscape architects design and plan out green spaces for a number of different clients. They can work on large-scale projects such as public use spaces like parks and recreational areas, as well as major commercial and industrial sites. In these instances, landscape architects often work closely with local government commissions and traditional architects when planning out the ideal landscape to enhance and complement the buildings they accompany. Landscape architects also work on smaller projects, such as private homes. In these instances, they will work closely with the homeowner to create a living landscape that suits the individual's personal taste.

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Landscape Architect Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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What is it like working as a Landscape Architect?

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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Experience Affects Landscape Architect Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries



Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 16%


Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$53,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%




Sketchup
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 325 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 19%
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