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Landscape Architects Salary Information

The salary statistics of landscape architects are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of landscape architects within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The landscape architects annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Landscape Architects Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,480
25th Percentile Wage
$50,770
50th Percentile Wage
$65,760
75th Percentile Wage
$85,910
90th Percentile Wage
$108,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for landscape architects. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) landscape architects is $108,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,480. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 167% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$65,760
3.47% 2.40%
2016
$63,480
-0.52% -
2015
$63,810
-1.19% -
2014
$64,570
-0.34% -
2013
$64,790
0.94% -
2012
$64,180
- -

Table 2. Landscape Architects Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of landscape architects in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for landscape architects occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $85,050. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $51,500).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,050
Construction
$75,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$73,710
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$73,240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$72,240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$68,190
Educational Services
$67,200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$66,680
Wholesale Trade
$55,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,370
Retail Trade
$51,500

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Landscape Architects by States

From the above tables we note that not only landscape architects salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of landscape architects in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $38,420 to $94,800. The highest paying state for landscape architects is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $94,800. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $38,420. For more salary information of landscape architects profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$94,800
Alaska
$88,780
California
$83,830
Connecticut
$77,150
New York
$75,390
Massachusetts
$74,860
Tennessee
$73,350
Hawaii
$72,030
New Jersey
$71,780
New Mexico
$71,440
Nevada
$70,640
Washington
$70,620
Colorado
$70,340
Virginia
$70,010
Delaware
$69,540
Rhode Island
$68,780
Texas
$67,750
Illinois
$67,370
Missouri
$67,210
North Carolina
$66,100
Pennsylvania
$65,370
Michigan
$65,340
Alabama
$65,280
Maryland
$64,910
Minnesota
$64,780
Arizona
$63,340
Utah
$62,680
South Dakota
$62,640
Vermont
$62,570
Georgia
$62,510
Wyoming
$62,220
Kentucky
$61,320
West Virginia
$60,520
Idaho
$59,670
Ohio
$58,980
Maine
$58,580
Oregon
$58,060
Florida
$58,000
Arkansas
$56,520
South Carolina
$53,170
North Dakota
$52,760
Montana
$52,620
Oklahoma
$50,880
Kansas
$50,600
Indiana
$49,970
Wisconsin
$48,680
Iowa
$48,390
Puerto Rico
$45,350
Mississippi
$45,230
Nebraska
$42,390
Louisiana
$38,420



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