Landscape professionals see fertile job market in Houston

11/21/2013 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

The employment picture for landscape architects and designers in Houston remains rosy because of the city's favorable climate and the stability of its housing market, according to this article. The median, entry-level salary for landscape architecture and design ranges from $40,000 to $60,000, while hourly workers could earn $11 or more, said Mark Garfield, owner and president of Ecosystem Management. Demand for landscape professionals is further driven by the need to convert lawns into drought-tolerant landscaping, said Anna McGarity, communications manager for the Texas Nursery and Landscapers Association.

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