Entry-Level Landscape Architects can expect wages of $48K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Landscape Architects, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $62K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $3K, respectively. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men working as Entry-Level Landscape Architects who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,960 - $60,813
$37K
$48K
$61K
MEDIAN: $48,060
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$15.07 - $27.14
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MEDIAN: $21.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,960 - $60,813  
   
Bonus
$387.83 - $4,863  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $3,058  
Commission
$12,500  
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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$35,805 - $61,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 570
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $27.14  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $38.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$387.83 - $4,863  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $3,058  
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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$35,805 - $61,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,536

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For Entry-Level Landscape Architects, Boston provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Landscape Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and San Francisco (+6 percent). Entry-Level Landscape Architects in Ann Arbor make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in San Antonio and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Landscape Architect Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Landscape Architect in Fargo:
"Landscape Architecture."
Work Hard In math science and social studies. These will get you a basic knowledge of ancient buildings and modern buildings also measuring and getting a good feel of the land surrounding what you are designing.

Landscape Architect in Manassas:
"Field Experience."
Books will teach you what the field can't. The field will teach you what books can't. Both are equally important.

Key Stats for Landscape Architect

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 14%



Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
0%

Design
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$49,000




Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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