Landscape Architects

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit58.50%
  2. Self-employed32.83%
  3. State and local government6.33%
  4. Private, not for profit1.56%
  5. Federal government0.45%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of landscape architects is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 1,600 openings for landscape architects are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$70,630

State-by-state Salary

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$88,320
$51,900
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 67%
  • Master's degree 17%
  • First professional degree 10%
  • Post baccalaureate 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Geography
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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