Average Salary for Landscape Architecture Professionals is $71,100, Survey Says

 Washington, D.C., November 5, 2010 – The average salary for landscape architecture professionals is $71,100 according to a new national survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The overall salary dropped from $74,500 in 2008, a reflection of the severe economic conditions facing the profession. The survey of 1,202 industry professionals was completed in May 2010.

The average salary for licensed landscape architects is $77,700 – representing 73 percent of all respondents. The average salary of those without a license is $52,700.

Private sector landscape architecture professionals, who make up 70 percent of respondents, reported an average salary of $68,200. Average salary for public sector professionals was $74,000 and the average salary for academics was $100,500 – sectors that make up 26 percent and 4 percent of respondents, respectively.

The average salary for respondents with zero to five years of experience was $45,885. Salaries move into the six figures after 30 years in the profession.

The full salary data, which includes detailed demographics and firm information, is available for purchase at $150 for ASLA members and $300 without. Learn more at:


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