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Landscape Design and Architectural Services

SIC 0781 | NAICS 541320


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts



Landscape Design  (view report)
Landscaping Services  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast


ASLA
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Career Discovery
https://www.asla.org/
Career section provides an overview of the landscape architecture profession and includes information on career opportunities, educational requirements, colleges and universities offering accredited and candidacy programs, and student post-graduation plans. All information is available free online.

Business Quarterly
https://www.asla.org/
Quarterly business survey summarizes current trends for key indicators such as billable hours, business inquiries, and hiring expectations, and also include information on selected topics such as personnel recruitment and retention, technology usage, and demand for various services. Survey results are summarized in quarterly news releases and can be viewed free online.



Architectural Services
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Landscape Architects
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

IRS Audit Technique Guides
Architects and Landscape Architects
http://www.irs.gov/
IRS audit guide contents include an overview of the industry and its business practices with primary focus on accounting and tax issues. Publication is available free online.



Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data



Industry Financial Ratios
Landscape Architects
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "541320"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


RMA Annual Statement Studies
Landscape Architectural Services
https://www.rmahq.org/  Search for "541320"

Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios for firms in this sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by net sales and total assets size range. Individual NAICS downloads which mirror the print edition format can be purchased online. Sample report can be viewed online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


ASLA
Surveys available from this organization include:

Annual Graduating Student Survey
https://www.asla.org/
Annual publication includes detailed current and historical trend data on starting salaries and employee benefits for students graduating with undergraduate and graduate degrees in landscape architecture. Current and prior year surveys can be downloaded and viewed online.

National Salary Survey
https://www.asla.org/
Annual survey covers the private, public, and academic sectors of the profession and includes information on salaries, incentives, total compensation, and employee benefits. Custom reports are filterable by organization type, number of employees, geographic location (e.g., state, city, metro area), and other selected criteria.


ZweigWhite
Salary Survey of Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture Firms
https://zweiggroup.com/
Annual salary survey provides compensation data for all positions at architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firms, with salary data broken out by firm type, staff size, and geographic region. Survey overview and description are available online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Landscape Architects
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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