Average Landscape Architect Salary

$59,114
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,052
Bonus
$20,000
Commission
$2,033
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The average salary for a Landscape Architect is $59,114.
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$44k
MEDIAN
$59k
90%
$83k
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$44k - $83k
Bonus
$602 - $8k
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$500 - $6k
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$2k - $50k
Total Pay
$43k - $87k
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What Do Landscape Architects Do?

Landscape Architect Tasks
  • Consult with clients to determine needs, scope, vision, and budget for physical landscape.
  • Balance needs for safety, beauty, cost, and utility in final execution of plans.
  • Coordinate with engineers, urban planners, and other specialists to meet all project goals.
  • Design site plans, specifications and estimates for solutions, including working with or removing existing land features.

Job Satisfaction for Landscape Architect

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Popular Employer Salaries for Landscape Architect

The top respondents for the job title Landscape Architect are from the companies Kimley - Horn and Associates, Inc, Norris Design and SWA Group. Reported salaries are highest at CDM Smith where the average pay is $94,875. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stantec and SWA Group, earning around $64,715 and $62,891, respectively. Olsson Associates pays the lowest at around $47,917. Norris Design and Kimley - Horn and Associates, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,477 and $54,306, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Landscape Architects?

Skills in Design, Project Management and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Architects?

An entry-level Landscape Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,953 based on 92 salaries. An early career Landscape Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,818 based on 663 salaries. A mid-career Landscape Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,768 based on 626 salaries. An experienced Landscape Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,546 based on 497 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,943.
Employees with Landscape Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (3.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,072 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
32.0%
Mid Career
30.2%
Experienced
24.0%
Late Career
9.4%