Entry-Level Landscape Architects pull down an average of $48K annually. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Landscape Architects runs from $36K to $62K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a little less than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Landscape Architects. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Landscape Architects (57 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,512 - $60,510
$37K
$48K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,510
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$15.12 - $27.42
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$22
$27
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,512 - $60,510  
   
Bonus
$260.14 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $3,084  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$35,575 - $61,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 556
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $27.42  
   
Overtime
$15.55 - $37.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$260.14 - $4,848  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $3,084  
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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$35,575 - $61,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,149

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For Entry-Level Landscape Architects, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Landscape Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+9 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Entry-Level Landscape Architects in Ann Arbor make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Dallas (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Landscape Architect Advice

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
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
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 15%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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