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Occupational Employment Statistics


17-1012 Landscape Architects

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 38031$42.33/hr$26.76/hr$31.57/hr$41.55/hr$48.31/hr$52.84/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$49.28/hr
Professional and Business Services360$40.25/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration40$41.55/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$31.28/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$31.13/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$31.13/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 380$41.55/hr3.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 400$40.81/hrN/A
Minnesota 440$40.25/hr2.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 2,230$40.28/hr6.5%
Urban and Regional Planners 790$40.12/hr5.5%
Interior Designers 1,160$31.52/hr2.3%

  • Prepare graphic representations or drawings of proposed plans or designs.
  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, or architects on landscape projects.
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, or cost estimates for land development.
  • Inspect landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, evaluate quality of materials or work, or advise clients or construction personnel.
  • Integrate existing land features or landscaping into designs.
  • Create landscapes that minimize water consumption such as by incorporating drought-resistant grasses or indigenous plants.
  • Collaborate with architects or related professionals on whole building design to maximize the aesthetic features of structures or surrounding land and to improve energy efficiency.
  • Analyze data on conditions such as site location, drainage, or structure location for environmental reports or landscaping plans.
  • Research latest products, technology, or design trends to stay current in the field.
  • Develop marketing materials, proposals, or presentation to generate new work opportunities.