Entry-Level Landscape Architect Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Landscape Architects is around $49K annually. 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 enjoy medical while close to one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two in five. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Landscape Architects making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Landscape Architects is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,232 - $61,124
$37K
$49K
$61K
MEDIAN: $48,631
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$15.00 - $27.38
$15
$22
$27
MEDIAN: $21.80
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,232 - $61,124  
   
Bonus
$389.78 - $4,891  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,041  
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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$35,866 - $62,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 568
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $27.38  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $39.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$389.78 - $4,891  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,041  
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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$35,866 - $62,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,028

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Boston, Philadelphia, and New York — America's eastern region — boast salaries above the national rate for Entry-Level Landscape Architects. Compared to the national average, Ann Arbor Entry-Level Landscape Architects have considerably lower salaries, 27 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (10 percent lower) and Houston (7 percent lower).

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 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲6%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲5%



Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲1%

Construction Estimating
▲1%

autodesk autocad
▼0%

3D Rendering
▼0%

Design
▼0%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

National Average
$49,000



▼1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 19%
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