Average Landscape Designer Salary

$47,820
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,039
Bonus
$7,059
Commission
$1,536
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Landscape Designer is $47,820.
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$36k
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$48k
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$61k
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MEDIAN $47,820
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Salary
$36k - $61k
Bonus
$198 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$99 - $5k
Commission
$1k - $25k
Total Pay
$34k - $63k

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Job Description for Landscape Designer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Landscape Designer

The top respondents for the job title Landscape Designer are from the companies Norris Design, Stantec and Aecom Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Aecom Corporation where the average pay is $63,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stantec, earning around $48,853. Norris Design pays the lowest at around $45,000. TBG Partners also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $46,424.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Landscape Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Landscape Designer
Landscape Architect
Sr. Landscape Architect
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / Gen...
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Landscape Designer

Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD, Design, Project Management and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Landscape Designer

An entry-level Landscape Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,448 based on 145 salaries. An early career Landscape Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,172 based on 1,072 salaries. A mid-career Landscape Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,585 based on 342 salaries. An experienced Landscape Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,557 based on 273 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,111.
Employees with Landscape Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,987 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.3%
Early Career
54.0%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
13.7%
Late Career
7.8%