Entry-Level Landscape Architect Salary

The median total income of Entry-Level Landscape Architects is around $49K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (approximately two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Landscape Architects — including $5K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $63K depending on individual performance. A strong majority enjoy medical while slightly more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two in five. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Landscape Architects making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Landscape Architects is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,647 - $61,727
$39K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,879
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$14.43 - $27.43
$14
$22
$27
MEDIAN: $21.71
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,647 - $61,727  
   
Bonus
$486.12 - $4,860  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,027  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$36,390 - $63,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 571
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $27.43  
   
Overtime
$21.05 - $40.15  
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
$486.12 - $4,860  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,027  
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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$36,390 - $63,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,235

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Entry-Level Landscape Architects in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York — eastern regions — enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. Entry-Level Landscape Architects in Ann Arbor earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Dallas and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 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
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲6%


Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲4%


Construction Estimating
▲1%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%


3D Rendering
▼1%

Design
▼1%


▼1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 19%
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