An Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) earns an average salary of $56,038 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Design. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Total Pay (?
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$39,822 - $85,965
(Median)
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47K
56K
70K
86K
MEDIAN: $56,038
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Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Total Pay (?
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$15.25 - $40.73
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,822 - $85,965  
   
Bonus
$103.09 - $7,819  
Profit Sharing
$959 - $8,940  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,799  
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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$39,669 - $89,388  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $40.73  
   
Overtime
$19.81 - $47.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$103.09 - $7,819  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$959 - $8,940  
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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$39,669 - $89,388  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,106
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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
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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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National Average
$57,000
AutoCAD
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 17%
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