Entry-Level Landscape Architect Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Entry-Level Landscape Architects. The median take-home amount in this area is around $50K, and on average, two in five of that final number comes from commissions. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Landscape Architects vary widely between $37K and $64K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Most Entry-Level Landscape Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Landscape Architects making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a little more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,638 - $62,420
$40K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,955
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50%
90%

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$14.68 - $27.65
$15
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $22.05
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$0$64K
Salary $39,638 - $62,420
Bonus $497.19 - $4,842
Profit Sharing $243.61 - $5,061
Commission $22,500
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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$37,784 - $64,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 561
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $27.65
Overtime $21.24 - $40.55
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $497.19 - $4,842
Commission $22,500
Profit Sharing $243.61 - $5,061
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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$37,784 - $64,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125

Landscape Architect Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,442

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

For Entry-Level Landscape Architects, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York, three eastern American cities, are home to the highest salaries in the country, all offering a rate above the national average. Compared to the national average, Ann Arbor Entry-Level Landscape Architects have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Houston (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Landscape Architect Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

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 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.

Key Stats for Landscape Architect

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Landscape Architect Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲6%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲4%



Construction Estimating
▲1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%


3D Rendering
▼1%

Design
▼1%

Adobe InDesign
▼1%

▼1%


Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 20%