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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Landscape Architects Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,950
25th Percentile Wage
$48,990
50th Percentile Wage
$63,480
75th Percentile Wage
$83,530
90th Percentile Wage
$106,770

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.

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
201663,480-0.52%-1.10%
201563,810-1.19%-
201464,570-0.34%-
201364,7900.94%-
201264,180--

Table 2. Landscape Architects Salary by Industry Sector

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
$83,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$75,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$74,340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$71,600
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$67,330
Educational Services
$66,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,450
Retail Trade
$49,420

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 $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
$89,790
Alaska
$88,780
Nevada
$79,960
Rhode Island
$79,600
Connecticut
$77,740
Colorado
$77,010
California
$76,430
Washington
$74,640
Hawaii
$72,030
Georgia
$71,860
New Mexico
$71,440
Virginia
$70,710
Massachusetts
$70,300
New York
$70,040
Idaho
$68,910
North Carolina
$67,070
West Virginia
$66,640
Wyoming
$66,480
Maryland
$63,920
Minnesota
$63,480
Pennsylvania
$63,130
Michigan
$62,630
Vermont
$62,570
South Dakota
$61,250
Illinois
$60,750
Texas
$60,690
Alabama
$60,640
Utah
$59,900
Kentucky
$59,470
Maine
$58,580
Florida
$58,160
Arizona
$57,420
Ohio
$55,610
North Dakota
$54,010
Oregon
$53,100
Oklahoma
$51,850
Kansas
$50,460
South Carolina
$50,380
Iowa
$48,480
Wisconsin
$48,460
Arkansas
$48,400
Nebraska
$47,260
Puerto Rico
$45,350
Indiana
$45,280
Mississippi
$45,230
New Jersey
$43,700
Louisiana
$36,720



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