There are currently an estimated 24,700 landscape architects in the United States. The landscape architect job market is expected to grow by 6.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are landscape architects?

CareerExplorer rates landscape architects with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 6,100 landscape architects. That number is based on 1,600 additional landscape architects, and the retirement of 4,500 existing landscape architects.

What’s the supply of landscape architects?

The landscape architect industry is concentrated in California, Florida, New York

Landscape Architect job market by state

State Name Employed Landscape Architects
California 2,470
Florida 1,550
New York 1,330
Texas 1,060
Ohio 940
Washington 890
Massachusetts 860
Virginia 740
Georgia 740
Pennsylvania 640
Arizona 590
Colorado 560
Wisconsin 490
South Carolina 440
Maryland 430
Oregon 420
Michigan 380
Connecticut 350
North Carolina 340
New Jersey 320
Illinois 310
Missouri 270
Minnesota 250
Kansas 220
Iowa 220
Indiana 210
Utah 180
Tennessee 160
Oklahoma 140
Louisiana 140
Kentucky 130
New Hampshire 110
Nebraska 110
Hawaii 110
Arkansas 90
North Dakota 60
Wyoming 60
Alabama 40
West Virginia 40
Idaho 40
Maine 30
District of Columbia 30
Nevada 30