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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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,260
25th Percentile Wage
$58,480
50th Percentile Wage
$76,430
75th Percentile Wage
$104,890
90th Percentile Wage
$123,200

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 $123,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.64
25th Percentile Wage
$28.11
50th Percentile Wage
$36.75
75th Percentile Wage
$50.43
90th Percentile Wage
$59.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for landscape architects in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.23. The median hourly salary is $36.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.64.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of landscape architects from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,4305.61%-3.23%
201572,140-9.54%-
201479,0202.32%-
201377,190-2.22%-
201278,900--

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 $50,970 to $108,180. The highest paying area for landscape architects in California is Fresno with a median annual salary of $108,180. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (mean annual salary $93,510). The lowest paying area is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $50,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fresno
$108,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$93,510
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$92,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$91,650
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$89,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$85,290
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$83,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$71,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$68,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$68,180
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$66,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$64,770
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$50,970


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