Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

17-1012 Landscape Architects

Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,820 4.9 % $32.98 $68,600 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.34 $23.93 $30.68 $39.83 $50.34
Annual Wage (2) $40,230 $49,780 $63,810 $82,850 $104,710


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,840 0.92 $33.84 $70,390
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,390 0.17 $26.45 $55,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 800 0.01 $37.51 $78,020
State Government (OES Designation) 740 0.03 $39.09 $81,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $41.60 $86,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,840 0.92 $33.84 $70,390
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 310 0.20 $25.83 $53,730
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,390 0.17 $26.45 $55,020
Land Subdivision 50 0.11 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 740 0.03 $39.09 $81,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 50 (7) $45.12 $93,860
Lessors of Real Estate 40 0.01 $42.76 $88,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $41.60 $86,520
Residential Building Construction 120 0.02 $40.21 $83,640
State Government (OES Designation) 740 0.03 $39.09 $81,300


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,340 0.22 1.50 $37.28 $77,540
Texas 1,390 0.12 0.83 $31.47 $65,460
New York 1,260 0.14 0.98 $34.37 $71,490
Georgia 1,100 0.27 1.86 $32.98 $68,590
Washington 1,070 0.36 2.48 $34.46 $71,670



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,070 0.36 2.48 $34.46 $71,670
Georgia 1,100 0.27 1.86 $32.98 $68,590
Hawaii 160 0.26 1.84 (8) (8)
South Dakota 100 0.25 1.76 $27.84 $57,910
Rhode Island 100 0.22 1.50 (8) (8)



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.07 0.47 $45.95 $95,570
Massachusetts 640 0.19 1.30 $41.67 $86,670
Connecticut 230 0.14 0.96 $38.73 $80,550
Tennessee 280 0.10 0.69 $38.68 $80,460
California 3,340 0.22 1.50 $37.28 $77,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.16 1.09 $30.65 $63,760
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.66 4.61 $35.02 $72,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 950 0.38 2.65 $32.62 $67,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.61 4.28 $34.55 $71,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 540 0.22 1.54 $35.25 $73,320
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.39 2.70 $41.87 $87,100
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 400 0.23 1.57 $39.54 $82,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.08 0.58 $39.12 $81,360
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.35 2.43 $28.31 $58,870
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.23 1.62 $39.27 $81,680



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.66 4.61 $35.02 $72,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.61 4.28 $34.55 $71,860
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.58 4.00 $43.79 $91,080
Asheville, NC 90 0.50 3.47 $42.06 $87,490
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.39 2.70 $41.87 $87,100
Sioux Falls, SD 60 0.38 2.66 $27.12 $56,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 950 0.38 2.65 $32.62 $67,840
Urban Honolulu, HI 160 0.35 2.43 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.35 2.43 $28.31 $58,870
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.34 2.37 $27.94 $58,110



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.12 0.81 $46.46 $96,630
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.85 $91,200
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.58 4.00 $43.79 $91,080
Knoxville, TN (8) (8) (8) $42.88 $89,190
Asheville, NC 90 0.50 3.47 $42.06 $87,490
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.39 2.70 $41.87 $87,100
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $41.85 $87,050
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $41.62 $86,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 290 0.21 1.48 $40.58 $84,400
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 400 0.23 1.57 $39.54 $82,240


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016