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Landscape Designer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Landscape Designer is $42,635 per year. A skill in Adobe InDesign is associated with high pay for this job.
Landscape Designer Salary (?
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$30,230 - $59,272
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,634
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Landscape Designer Salary (?
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$13.24 - $31.37
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,230 - $59,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,111  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $4,615  
Commission
$304.10 - $24,361  
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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$30,459 - $63,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $31.37  
   
Overtime
$17.93 - $33.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,111  
   
Commission
$304.10 - $24,361  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $4,615  
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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$30,459 - $63,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Landscape Designer

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Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Washington
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Austin
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Portland
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$44,000
Minneapolis
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Chicago
up arrow 7%
Denver
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Phoenix
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Experience Affects Landscape Designer Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Landscape Designer Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 11%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 9%
Sketchup
up arrow 7%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Graphic Design
up arrow 4%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
3D Rendering
up arrow 3%
Design
up arrow 2%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
National Average
$44,000
Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%
Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 42%