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Landscape Architect

CAREER OVERVIEW

Plans and designs land areas for such projects as parks and other recreational facilities; airports; highways; hospitals; schools; land subdivisions; and commercial, industrial and residential sites.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Designing and arranging objects
  • Designing structures and land use
  • Drafting drawings for buildings and equipment
  • Explaining diagrams
  • Giving advice on building plans and projects
  • Operating computers to lay out designs and colors
  • Planning project activities

AVERAGE SALARY

  • $75,650 (annually)
  • $36.37 (hourly)

SALARY RANGES

  • $28.86 – $49.71 (hourly)
  • $60,030 – $103,400 (annual)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2020. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Low range wage rates based on the 25th percentile wage level. High range wage rates based on the 90th percentile wage level.

VIDEO SOURCE: careeronestop.org by the U.S. Department of Labor