ILASA launched an anonymous salary survey in May 2017 and received 140 responses. The graph above groups the results into 4 categories:
- Professional Landscape Architects
This category only shows landscape architects who are registered with SACLAP.
- Landscape architects
This category includes both registered Candidate Landscape Architects and Landscape Architects not registered with SACLAP.
- Professional / Senior L. Technologists / L. Technologists
This category includes Professional Senior Landscape Technologists, Professional Landscape Technologists as well as Senior Landscape Technologists and Landscape Technologists not registered or registered as Candidates with SACLAP
- Professional / L. Technicians / CAD Technicians
This category includes Professional Landscape Technicians, Landscape Technicians and CAD Technicians.
The numbers in brackets indicate the number of responses per category.
In terms of reading the graph:
- the blue bar shows the full range of salaries (for example Profession Landscape Architects with 20+ years experienced ticked salary ranges from R12000 to R50000 +)
- the green bar shows the average range(for example Profession Landscape Architects with 20+ years experienced earn between R45000 and R50000 +)
Some notes and comments:
- Although there were 140 responses 6 have been excluded due to insufficient data.
- One particular anomaly is the 5 – 10 year Landscape Architects category: the responses indicated that this group earn more than the 10+ year Landscape Architects category. Some possible explanations:
- This category includes candidates registered with SACLAP as Candidates and Landscape Architects who own their own practice and intend never to register with SACLAP.
- The survey did not differentiate between part-time and full-time employment so it is possible that the lower range of salaries may reflect part-time employment.
The graphs below show summaries of the responses per question: