What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Plans and designs outside spaces and land, including parks, private gardens, subdivisions, highways, and industrial sites. Uses architectural and design skills and knowledge of plants and trees; addresses land use issues; reviews the environmental impacts of construction projects.
There were 213 Landscape Architect job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5865 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Landscape Architect industry, which includes the Landscape Architect career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Landscape Architect jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,836.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $58,471.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Landscape Architect postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $52,396.
Education and Experience
Posted Landscape Architect jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Landscape Architect jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||34%|
|3 to 5 years||53%|
|6 to 8 years||10%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Landscape Architect positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (36%)
- Creativity (34%)
- Planning (31%)
- Microsoft Office (19%)
- Research (18%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Landscape Architecture (73%)
- AutoCAD (51%)
- SketchUp (39%)
- Adobe Photoshop (35%)
- Landscape Design (34%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Management (19%)
- Adobe Illustrator (18%)
- Budgeting (16%)
- Sales (12%)
- Civil 3D (11%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Land Development (5%)
- Schematic Design (5%)
- Construction Documentation (4%)
- Civil Engineering (4%)
- Land Planning (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Landscape Architect skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Landscape Designer
- Landscape Architect/Designer
- Landscape Designer/Sales
- Landscape Designer/Architect
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
Here are the employers that have posted the most Landscape Architect jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Kimley-Horn and Associates (76)
- Aslany (38)
- Growth Factor (35)
- Bohler Engineering Va, Llc (31)
- Bolton Menk Incorporated (30)
- Bolton Menk Incorporated (17)
- Esp Associates (14)
- Wrightsville Beach Landscaping (7)
- Bens Creek Nursery (5)
- Kimley-Horn and Associates (5)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!