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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $106,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,950. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 174% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of landscape architects from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of landscape architects in 9 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 $83,800. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $49,420).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $36,720 to $89,790. The highest paying state for landscape architects is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $89,790. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $36,720. 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|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|New Jersey|| |