Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
15,750 5.0 % $32.71 $68,030 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.49 $23.45 $30.86 $40.08 $48.97
Annual Wage (2) $38,450 $48,770 $64,180 $83,370 $101,850


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 9,090 0.70 $33.15 $68,940
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,160 0.17 $27.48 $57,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 780 0.01 $41.36 $86,030
State Government (OES Designation) 520 0.02 $40.35 $83,930
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 500 0.34 $26.68 $55,490

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 9,090 0.70 $33.15 $68,940
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 500 0.34 $26.68 $55,490
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,160 0.17 $27.48 $57,160
Social Advocacy Organizations 90 0.04 $30.39 $63,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 370 0.03 $28.82 $59,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 780 0.01 $41.36 $86,030
State Government (OES Designation) 520 0.02 $40.35 $83,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $40.06 $83,320
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 60 0.02 $37.92 $78,880
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 30 0.01 $37.55 $78,100


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 2,320 0.16 1.34 $39.99 $83,190
Maryland 810 0.32 2.66 $33.79 $70,270
Texas 770 0.07 0.60 $28.66 $59,610
Florida 770 0.11 0.87 $33.30 $69,260
New York 750 0.09 0.73 $34.33 $71,400




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 210 0.36 2.94 (8) (8)
Maryland 810 0.32 2.66 $33.79 $70,270
Oregon 390 0.24 2.03 $29.37 $61,100
Washington 630 0.23 1.89 $29.65 $61,660
Minnesota 600 0.23 1.88 $28.37 $59,020




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 70 0.11 0.90 $41.29 $85,890
California 2,320 0.16 1.34 $39.99 $83,190
Massachusetts 550 0.17 1.42 $39.16 $81,450
Nevada 100 0.09 0.77 $36.88 $76,700
Nebraska 70 0.08 0.64 $36.07 $75,020





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.33 2.73 $27.99 $58,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 1.86 $38.46 $79,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 510 0.36 2.99 $29.22 $60,770
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.30 2.50 $35.13 $73,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 0.58 $35.32 $73,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.67 $42.97 $89,380
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 340 0.27 2.27 $34.38 $71,510
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 330 0.33 2.75 $30.36 $63,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.32 2.64 $48.92 $101,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.22 1.85 $34.22 $71,170




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)
Honolulu, HI 210 0.48 3.97 (8) (8)
Iowa City, IA 30 0.40 3.30 $20.67 $43,000
Madison, WI 120 0.37 3.07 $37.63 $78,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 510 0.36 2.99 $29.22 $60,770
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.35 2.88 $39.60 $82,360
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.34 2.83 $27.76 $57,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 330 0.33 2.75 $30.36 $63,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.33 2.73 $27.99 $58,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.32 2.64 $48.92 $101,740
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.30 2.50 $35.13 $73,070




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 210 0.23 1.90 $50.05 $104,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.32 2.64 $48.92 $101,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 0.69 $43.06 $89,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.67 $42.97 $89,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.57 $42.26 $87,900
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 1.76 $41.64 $86,600
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $41.07 $85,430
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 170 0.20 1.69 $40.65 $84,560
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.65 $84,560
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.35 2.88 $39.60 $82,360


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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