How Much Do Landscape Architects Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States

Landscape Architects

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.

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Average salary

Annual salary
$75440 per year
Hourly wage
$36 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$42,500 to $54,790 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$20 to $26 per hour

Entry-level Landscape Architects with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $42,500 to $54,790 per year or $20 to $26 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Landscape Architects to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $56 $115,660
Senior (Top 25%) $45 $92,670
Middle (Mid 50%) $34 $70,630
Junior (Bottom 25%) $26 $54,790
No experience (Bottom 10%) $20 $42,500

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $45 $93,090
NY $43 $89,410
MA $43 $89,100
VA $43 $88,600
DC $41 $84,590
NE $40 $83,230
WA $39 $82,150
SD $38 $79,620
IL $38 $78,370
ME $37 $76,710

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Landscape Architect is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Landscape Architects are in the states of CA, NY, MA, VA and DC.

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