Landscape Architect Salary (United States)

A Landscape Architect earns an average salary of $50,948 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management and Client Interaction. 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.
Landscape Architect Salary (?
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$36,988 - $75,354
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MEDIAN: $50,947
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Landscape Architect Salary (?
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$14.03 - $35.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,988 - $75,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,716  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,255  
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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$35,885 - $77,655  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $35.57  
   
Overtime
$1.41 - $42.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,006  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,716  
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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$35,885 - $77,655  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Architect

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Pay Difference By Location

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Landscape Architect Reviews

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
$51,000

Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries

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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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$51,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
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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