How many hours does a landscape architect work?
One in five landscape architects work more than a 50-hour work week, though many work the standard 40-hour work week. Long hours on nights and weekends are often mandatory in order to meet deadlines.
|Required Education||Bachelor's or master's degree in landscape architecture|
|Other Requirements||State licensing required by most states; licensure requirements include completion of an internship and passing the Landscape Architect Registration Exam.|
|Projected Job Growth (2014-2024)||5%*|
- You'll need:
- the ability to work with garden design drawings.
- organisational skills.
- practical skills to work with a variety of tools, and possibly small plant machinery.
- business skills, if you decide to become self-employed.
- In addition to meeting required government regulations, as a security and fire alarm installer you also need to pay attention to what the industry demands. Even when it isn't required by law, employers may require: Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Obtain the “Application for Original Contractor's License” from the Contractor's State Board office or by calling them. You can also download this application from the CSLB website. To get the Low Voltage License, you have to pass the Low Voltage Systems Examination along with the Law and Business Exam.
There are two undergraduate professional degrees: a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA). These usually require four or five years of study in design, construction techniques, art, history, natural and social sciences.
- Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioural, or aesthetic outcomes. A practitioner in the profession of landscape architecture is called a landscape architect.
- Landscape contractors create or refurbish outdoor spaces by planting trees, flowers, lawns and shrubs, and constructing hard landscaping features, such as paths, patios or decks. They provide services to residential and commercial customers in homes, office buildings, shopping malls, hotels and public areas.
- United States
- Academy of Art University.
- Auburn University (master's program only)
- Arizona State University (bachelor's and a new master's program)
- University of Arizona (master's program only)
- University of Arkansas (bachelor's program only)
- Ball State University.
- Boston Architectural College (BLA + MLA)
Statistics. Landscape designers made an average $66,520 per year, or $31.98 per hour, as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the bottom 10 percent made less than a mean annual $37,620, or $18.08 an hour, while the best-paid 10 percent received $99,560 a year, or $47.87 per hour.
- A Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker can get an average wage between 16000 - 24000 depending on education and tenure levels. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers will usually earn wages of Twenty Four Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.
- How much do gardeners cost? Advertised rates for gardeners start at under $30 per hour, but this is usually for basic less skilled work such as clearing garden refuse or weeding. Expect a skilled garden service to charge in the region of: $60 to $80 per hour, depending on the job and service.
- Professional certification may make it easier to find jobs and increase initial salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics put the average wages of gardeners at $12.33 per hour, or $25,650 per year as of May 2011.
Updated: 2nd October 2019