Landscape Designer Salary

The average pay for a Landscape Designer is $44,847 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$34,146 - $58,079
$34K
$45K
$58K
MEDIAN: $44,847
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50%
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$12.15 - $28.82
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,146 - $58,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,031  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,212  
Commission
$1,495 - $11,745  
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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$30,772 - $60,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $28.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$18.59 - $34.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,031  
   
Commission
$1,495 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,212  
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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$30,772 - $60,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 349

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Job Description for Landscape Designer

A landscape designer is responsible for creating feasible, aesthetically pleasing landscapes for clients. At the beginning of the landscape project cycle, the landscape designer works with a team to prepare a winning bid for a contract. They do this by gathering data about the project site and the materials which will be necessary to create a landscape in accordance with the requirements the client has set. Armed with this information, the landscape designer creates a visual representation of the final product; they often use AutoCAD and other software packages to create a digital model, although physical models built with craft materials may also be used. After creating the model, specifications, and cost estimate, the bid is submitted to the client. If the bid is accepted, landscape construction begins.

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Landscape Designer Tasks

  • Work with clients, engineers, and colleagues to design and plan landscaping projects.
  • Prepare drawings, blueprints, sketches, and other visual representations that can be used for planning and city approval processes.
  • Ensure that all landscaping plans are designed with local and federal environmental regulations in mind.
  • Prepare site plans and survey landscaping work to ensure that projects can be completed on time and under budget.

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Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Designer

Pay by Experience for a Landscape Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Landscape Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 618 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landscape Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 213 salaries. An experienced Landscape Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 179 salaries. A Landscape Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 93 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,580

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Landscape Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Landscape Designer?

Landscape Designer in Portage:
Pros: The design aspect is my favorite. I am an artist at heart and love the creativity. The people I work with are great, yet I do love being able to work alone most of the time.
Cons: Everything else I have to do, bookkeeping, social media, marketing, etc. I just want to design. I would love to be able to work from home two-three days a week. The office really needs to be bigger and fixed up a bit. The pay is good...but I wouldn't be able to live the rest of my life off of this pay.

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Key Stats for Landscape Designer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Landscape Designer Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
$45,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Landscape Designer Salaries





▲2%


Design
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼0%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼0%

National Average
$45,000



Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼4%


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 38%
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