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Landscape Architects Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for landscape architects in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of landscape architects among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Landscape Architects in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,140
25th Percentile Wage
$60,870
50th Percentile Wage
$83,830
75th Percentile Wage
$102,770
90th Percentile Wage
$121,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for landscape architects in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of landscape architects from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,830
8.83% 5.88%
2016
$76,430
5.61% -
2015
$72,140
-9.54% -
2014
$79,020
2.32% -
2013
$77,190
-2.22% -
2012
$78,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Landscape Architects in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of landscape architects in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of landscape architects in state of California ranges from $50,840 to $114,180. The highest paying area for landscape architects in California is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $114,180. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Fresno (mean annual salary $108,180). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $50,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$114,180
Fresno
$108,180
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$95,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$95,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$95,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$91,820
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$90,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$89,260
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$86,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$74,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$72,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$71,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$68,540
Salinas
$64,130
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$55,070
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$50,970
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$50,840




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