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.

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

Industry areas

  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
  • Services to Buildings and Dwellings
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)

Job Outlook

Employment of landscape architects is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need for planning and developing new and existing landscapes for commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects is expected to drive employment growth. In addition, environmental concerns and increased demand for sustainably designed buildings and open spaces should spur demand for the services of landscape architects. For example, landscape architects are involved in the design of green roofs, which are covered with vegetation and help reduce air and water pollution as well as decrease the costs of heating and cooling a building. Efforts to conserve water and prevent waterway pollution are expected to continue, especially in areas prone to drought. Landscape architects will be needed to design plans for managing storm-water runoff in these efforts.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$68,230

State-by-state Salary

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$94,800
$38,420
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 82%
  • First professional degree 7%
  • Some college 3%
  • Master's degree 3%
  • Post baccalaureate 3%
  • High school 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%

Knowledge

  • Design
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Building and Construction
  • English Language
  • Engineering and Technology

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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