Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary (United States)

An Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) earns an average salary of $56,209 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Design, and Green Building. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary (?
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$40,055 - $84,884
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56K
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85K
MEDIAN: $56,209
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Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary (?
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$15.54 - $40.31
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,055 - $84,884  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,751  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $8,272  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,826 - $88,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,478
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $40.31  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $45.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,751  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $8,272  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,826 - $88,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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Job Description for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

An architect designs buildings, and oversees the construction of the buildings they have designed. Being an architect is a very important job, and therefore those hoping to join this career must have advanced education and licensure. Architecture is a legally protected field, meaning that those without these requirements can not practice architecture.
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Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Tasks
  • Review and process shop drawings, maintain and record changes on project during construction administration.
  • Prepare architectural working drawings and specifications.
  • Coordinate all engineering drawings with architectural and interior design drawings.
  • Work on multiple projects concurrently in various stages of preparation and construction.

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Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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San Diego
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Washington
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Houston
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National Average
$57,000
Portland
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salaries

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AutoCAD Architecture
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Graphic Design
0%
National Average
$57,000
AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 18%