Landscape architects are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, landscape architects rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 41% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy landscape architects are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Forester
3.4
$62k
Arborist
3.1
$39k
Landscape architect
3.1
$70k
Irrigation technician
3.1
$30k
Nursery worker
3.1
$23k
Landscaper
3.0
$35k
Grounds maintenance worker
3.0
$29k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are landscape architects happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do landscape architects find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as landscape architects?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are landscape architect’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are landscape architects making the best use of their abilities?

Are landscape architects happy with their salary?