Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

17-1012 Landscape Architects

Plan and design land areas for such projects 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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
19,130 5.2 % $28.03 $58,310 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.82 $20.08 $26.10 $34.16 $43.36
Annual Wage (2) $32,910 $41,760 $54,290 $71,050 $90,190

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural and engineering services 11,480 $27.48 $57,160
Services to buildings and dwellings 3,440 $29.22 $60,770
Local government (OES designation) 910 $26.92 $56,000
State government (OES designation) 650 $30.85 $64,160
Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores 560 $22.60 $47,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other amusement and recreation industries (7) $35.33 $73,480
Power generation and supply 30 $34.65 $72,070
Federal government (OES designation) 460 $33.89 $70,490
Residential building construction 180 $31.20 $64,890
State government (OES designation) 650 $30.85 $64,160

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Colorado 1,000 $26.99 $56,140 0.047%
Massachusetts 990 $29.32 $60,980 0.032%
Georgia 1,200 $37.12 $77,220 0.031%
Arizona 670 $23.00 $47,840 0.028%
Oregon 400 $24.63 $51,230 0.025%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Georgia 1,200 $37.12 $77,220 0.031%
New Mexico 180 $32.67 $67,960 0.024%
Indiana 160 $31.85 $66,240 0.006%
Alaska 60 $31.23 $64,970 0.020%
Minnesota 430 $31.10 $64,700 0.016%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 100 $24.34 $50,620 0.082%
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 80 $29.50 $61,370 0.079%
Charlottesville, VA MSA 60 $24.03 $49,990 0.070%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR MSA 100 $24.30 $50,540 0.058%
Tucson, AZ MSA 200 $21.82 $45,380 0.057%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Santa Fe, NM MSA 40 $46.17 $96,040 0.051%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA 190 $42.04 $87,450 0.035%
Jacksonville, FL MSA 80 $39.42 $81,990 0.014%
Atlanta, GA MSA 1,080 $38.78 $80,670 0.049%
Ventura, CA PMSA 60 $38.17 $79,390 0.020%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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) Estimate not released.

All Architecture and Engineering Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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