$57,125
Avg. Salary
$24.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,025

Bonus

$2,018

Profit Sharing

$18,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Landscape Architect is $24.76 per hour.

The median Landscape Architect has a base pay of $57,125. Salaries generally range from $42k to $82k. The median bonus is $2,025. Skills that can affect salary include autodesk autocad, Adobe Photoshop, Project Management, Design, Client Interaction, 3D Rendering, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Construction Estimating, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
$16.10
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$24.76
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$37.85
90%
MEDIAN $24.76
$42k
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$57k
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$82k
90%
MEDIAN $57,125
$41,813 - $81,792
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$82K
MEDIAN: $57,125
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$0$84K
Salary $41,813 - $81,792
Bonus $507 - $7,091
Profit Sharing $404 - $7,685
Commission $1,957 - $41,217
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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$41,313 - $84,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,222
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $16.10 - $37.85
Overtime $15.07 - $48.05
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $507 - $7,091
Commission $1,957 - $41,217
Profit Sharing $404 - $7,685
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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$41,313 - $84,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 374

Job Description for Landscape Architect

A landscape architect designs outdoor spaces for residential, commercial and public use. The landscape architect provides consultations to clients to assess their needs and determine how the desired concept could be carried out. The architect makes sure that the plan is appropriate for human use and the environment. They use AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and/or other related software to design landscapes for the client’s approval; the ability to read and create blueprints is also important, and sometimes hand sketches must be created. Often, the client has a specific budget and the landscape architect must work to use high-quality materials that still fit within this budget. In some cases, the landscape architect must participate in the bidding process for particular jobs.

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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.

Landscape Architect Pay By Employer

$0$87K

SWA Group
13 profiles
$62,013

$56,072

$54,459

$55,000

EDSA
5 profiles
$67,000

Landscape Architect Job Listings

Popular Skills for Landscape Architect

Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Architect

Pay by Experience for a Landscape Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Landscape Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 683 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landscape Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 440 salaries. An experienced Landscape Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 396 salaries. A Landscape Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 165 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,078

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Landscape Architect Advice

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

Landscape Architect in Baltimore:
"Know yourself."
Really think about what you want to do in landscape architecture.

Landscape Architect in Lexington:
"Conservative."
Pros: Lexington, and Kentucky in general, can be overly conservative and resistant to change. However, once something is successful and recognized as important to the community, momentum can carry an idea far in this large university towcost of living moderate, good cultural and arts activities, less to do for casual recreation.
Cons: Often resistant to thinking outside the box and following through on plans and ideas. Too much subdivision development with little character. Traffic is very heavy but some improvements have recently been made to improve congestion. Downtown and green ways are improving for walkabity but the main routes are not pedestrian friendly. Biking very popular.

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 Jackson:
Pros: Making a difference in people's perception of the natural world.
Cons: A lot of work for little pay. Our specialty is under appreciated by most people.

Landscape Architect in Virginia Beach:
"Salary range."
Get a double major in architecture.

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.

Landscape Architect in Santa Barbara:
Pros: Ability to create design for public and private clients in a semi-autonomous manner.
Cons: Ineffective management by supervisors.

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Key Stats for Landscape Architect

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 417 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Landscape Architect Salaries

▲39%

▲23%

▲5%

National Average
$58,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries

▲16%




Sketchup
▲6%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲3%

▲2%




National Average
$58,000




▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 417 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 18%