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Work

What’s it like to work as a landscape professional? How does a landscape architect’s career progress? Who are the typical clients and employers? What kind of projects do landscape professionals work on?

Below are some key facts about the landscape profession, and answers to the rest of the questions above can be found in the various work sections.

85%
There is a high industry employment rate. Most graduates walk into a job. 85% of landscape architects are working in full-time roles.

£24,000
Your average starting salary as a landscape architecture graduate is around £20,000–£24,000, and this average increases to £29,000 for those who become Licentiate members of the Landscape Institute. For chartered professionals the average salary increases to £30,000–£45,000, and with experience top earners can achieve over £100,000.

94%
How important is job satisfaction to you? For 94% of our students, it’s the most important thing they want out of a career – and the reason they chose to study landscape architecture.

50/50
Landscape architecture is one of the few built-environment professions made up of an equal number of men and women.

 

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Top image: Northala Fields © Chris McAleese