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Occupational Report for Landscape Architects (17-1012) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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.

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Employment Outlook for Landscape Architects
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat smaller than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat lower than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable, but limited, employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Landscape Architects There are 2 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 2 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Landscape Architect/Designer 10/15/14 Portland Neg.
Landscape Designer 7/22/14 Portland
Job Openings from the Web for Landscape Architects The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 2 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 2 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Landscape Architect/Designer 10/15/14 Portland Cardno USA Inc
Landscape Architect/Designer 10/15/14 Portland Cardno
Wages for Landscape Architects
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
10th 25th 50th
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $21.26 $24.60 $29.09 $38.87 $45.22 $31.58 $65,685
Multnomah / Washington 22.24 25.15 29.02 40.68 45.83 32.34 67,285
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Regional Employment Projections for Landscape Architects
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 249 301 52 20.9% 5 6 11
Multnomah / Washington 200 243 43 21.5% 4 5 9
Lane 32 39 7 21.9% 1 1 2
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 26 31 5 19.2% 0 1 1
Clackamas 11 14 3 27.3% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 7 8 1 14.3% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 5 6 1 20.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 4 4 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Landscape Architects
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Ownership 2012
Total All Industries All 249
Total All Industries Private 230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 192
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 185
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 38
Administrative and Support Services Private 38
Services to Buildings and Dwellings Private 38
Total All Industries Federal 13
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 13
Educational Requirements for Landscape Architects The typical entry level education for this occupation is a Bachelor's degree. Those with a Master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, an internship/residency is typically needed to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Landscape Architects
  • Apply Basic Engineering Principles
  • Apply Drafting And Mechanical Drawing Knowledge And Techniques
  • Apply Field Notes To Detailed Technical Drawings
  • Apply Graphic Arts Techniques
  • Apply Horticultural Techniques
  • Apply Regulations To Surveying And Construction Activities
  • Apply Structural And Safety Principles To Buildings And Other Construction Projects
  • Apply Urban Design Theory
  • Bid Engineering, Construction Or Extraction Projects
  • Design And Lay Out Construction Projects
  • Draw Prototypes And Plans To Scale
  • Estimate Time Needed For Project
  • Interpret Computerized Data And Reports
  • Interpret Maps For Architecture, Construction And Civil Engineering
  • Interpret Property Documents
  • Judge Soil Conditions
  • Make Presentations
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Prepare Cost Estimates For Construction Related Projects
  • Read Blueprints And Technical Drawings
  • Research And Apply Land Use Regulations
  • Research Property Records
  • Translate Design Specifications To Cost Estimates
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Computer Aided Drafting Software
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Gis Software
  • Use Graphics Design Software
  • Use Project Management Techniques
  • Use Trigonometry
  • Visualize Spatial Relationships In Construction And Mapping
  • Work As A Team Member
  • Write Project Or Bid Proposals
Schools and Training Providers for Landscape Architects The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-4433
Programs of Training:
University of Oregon
110 Johnson Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (541) 346-1000
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Landscape Architects These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Landscape Architects matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Architects, Except Landscape And Naval 69%
Civil Engineering Technicians 39%
Architectural And Civil Drafters 36%
Civil Engineers 31%