Landscape Architecture Employment Outlook and Market Growth

According to 2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24,500 employees work in the landscape architecture field in the United States. This is a growth of about 10 percent from 2014.

Approximately 18,600 landscape architects are licensed in the United States. Licensure is required to use the title landscape architect in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Landscape architecture is one of only around 60 professions to be licensed in all 50 states. Learn more.  

According to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), landscape architecture services contributed $2.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015. Total industry output was $5.3 billion and “real” industry output, which is adjusted for inflation, was $6.68 billion. The economic valued generated by landscape architects increased 0.4 billion from 2012, or by 17 percent.

Residential design is the largest market sector. Most of this planning and design work consists of single-family homes, multi-family housing, and residential communities.



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