Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
15,760 4.3 % $31.98 $66,520 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.08 $22.89 $30.40 $39.17 $47.87
Annual Wage (2) $37,620 $47,600 $63,240 $81,480 $99,560


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 9,530 0.74 $32.42 $67,430
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,480 0.14 $27.54 $57,280
State Government (OES Designation) 750 0.03 $39.35 $81,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 680 0.01 $34.37 $71,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.04 $30.12 $62,650

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 9,530 0.74 $32.42 $67,430
Land Subdivision 230 0.48 (8) (8)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 400 0.29 $25.20 $52,420
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,480 0.14 $27.54 $57,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.04 $30.12 $62,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Activities Related to Real Estate 80 0.02 $44.58 $92,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $39.96 $83,120
State Government (OES Designation) 750 0.03 $39.35 $81,850
Social Advocacy Organizations 50 0.03 $38.23 $79,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 680 0.01 $34.37 $71,490


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 2,480 0.18 1.44 $37.61 $78,220
Florida 950 0.13 1.09 $32.83 $68,300
Texas 950 0.09 0.75 $27.87 $57,980
Maryland 860 0.35 2.82 $32.85 $68,330
New York 780 0.09 0.75 $32.32 $67,220




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)
Hawaii 240 0.41 3.33 $34.69 $72,150
Maryland 860 0.35 2.82 $32.85 $68,330
Washington 710 0.26 2.12 $29.84 $62,060
Colorado 480 0.22 1.81 $36.32 $75,550
Wyoming 60 0.21 1.68 $27.51 $57,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 80 0.10 0.84 $41.57 $86,460
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.68 $39.97 $83,130
California 2,480 0.18 1.44 $37.61 $78,220
Massachusetts 570 0.18 1.47 $36.74 $76,410
Colorado 480 0.22 1.81 $36.32 $75,550





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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 550 0.40 3.24 $29.33 $61,010
Baltimore-Towson, MD 480 0.39 3.15 $34.53 $71,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.21 1.68 $26.44 $55,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.23 1.84 $39.46 $82,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.38 3.09 $31.23 $64,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 0.58 $34.60 $71,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 350 0.29 2.33 $41.75 $86,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.23 1.88 $32.33 $67,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.10 $36.25 $75,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.18 1.45 $28.79 $59,880




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)
Asheville, NC 100 0.60 4.92 $32.60 $67,800
Honolulu, HI 230 0.55 4.48 $34.66 $72,100
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 270 0.48 3.95 (8) (8)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.44 3.54 $37.20 $77,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 550 0.40 3.24 $29.33 $61,010
Baltimore-Towson, MD 480 0.39 3.15 $34.53 $71,810
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.38 3.12 $31.55 $65,620
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.38 3.09 $31.23 $64,970
Madison, WI 120 0.36 2.91 $34.43 $71,620
Boulder, CO 50 0.32 2.61 $32.25 $67,080




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.21 1.71 $49.93 $103,850
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.13 1.09 $43.61 $90,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.19 1.54 $42.64 $88,690
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.30 2.46 $42.23 $87,830
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 350 0.29 2.33 $41.75 $86,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.11 0.91 $40.92 $85,120
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 200 0.25 2.01 $40.42 $84,080
New Haven, CT 30 0.12 0.97 $39.95 $83,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 380 0.23 1.84 $39.46 $82,080
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.34 $81,820


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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