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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


  • $75,780 (annually)
  • $39.82(hourly)

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $26.82 - $55.29 (hourly)
  • $55,780 - $115,000 (annual) 

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.


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


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