Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
16,330 5.0 % $32.97 $68,570 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.74 $23.49 $31.15 $40.45 $50.18
Annual Wage (2) $38,980 $48,860 $64,790 $84,140 $104,360


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 9,550 0.72 $33.83 $70,360
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,350 0.18 $26.64 $55,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $41.52 $86,370
State Government (OES Designation) 510 0.02 $40.61 $84,480
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 420 0.29 $26.07 $54,230

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 9,550 0.72 $33.83 $70,360
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 420 0.29 $26.07 $54,230
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,350 0.18 $26.64 $55,410
State Government (OES Designation) 510 0.02 $40.61 $84,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $40.23 $83,680

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 60 0.01 $44.56 $92,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $41.52 $86,370
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $40.78 $84,820
State Government (OES Designation) 510 0.02 $40.61 $84,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $40.23 $83,680


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 2,520 0.17 1.39 $39.08 $81,290
Washington 820 0.29 2.37 $30.47 $63,390
Maryland 790 0.31 2.52 $32.78 $68,190
Virginia 750 0.21 1.68 $34.53 $71,820
Florida 750 0.10 0.82 $34.36 $71,470




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 290 0.49 3.97 $47.81 $99,450
Colorado 730 0.32 2.60 $33.90 $70,510
Maryland 790 0.31 2.52 $32.78 $68,190
Washington 820 0.29 2.37 $30.47 $63,390
Virginia 750 0.21 1.68 $34.53 $71,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 290 0.49 3.97 $47.81 $99,450
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $45.70 $95,060
Massachusetts 630 0.19 1.58 $39.26 $81,660
California 2,520 0.17 1.39 $39.08 $81,290
Nevada 80 0.07 0.54 $37.44 $77,880





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 680 0.47 3.82 $30.19 $62,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 570 0.24 1.96 $39.84 $82,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.30 2.47 $26.51 $55,140
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 530 0.42 3.37 $34.96 $72,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.30 2.45 $33.82 $70,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.97 $43.54 $90,560
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.23 1.85 $30.06 $62,520
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 410 0.32 2.57 $34.44 $71,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.39 3.16 $42.97 $89,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 350 0.15 1.21 $31.22 $64,930




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 290 0.66 5.32 (8) (8)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 50 0.61 4.93 $31.27 $65,040
Boulder, CO 80 0.49 4.00 $30.91 $64,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 680 0.47 3.82 $30.19 $62,800
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 530 0.42 3.37 $34.96 $72,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.39 3.16 $42.97 $89,370
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 80 0.35 2.82 $35.46 $73,750
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 410 0.32 2.57 $34.44 $71,630
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.31 2.52 $32.28 $67,140
Lancaster, PA 70 0.31 2.51 $35.94 $74,760




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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.28 2.29 $51.59 $107,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 0.53 $47.13 $98,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.41 $44.06 $91,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 1.97 $43.54 $90,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.39 3.16 $42.97 $89,370
Asheville, NC 40 0.23 1.87 $41.28 $85,860
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 170 0.20 1.61 $40.84 $84,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 570 0.24 1.96 $39.84 $82,880
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.27 2.18 $39.75 $82,680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.06 0.50 $38.40 $79,880


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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