Mid-Career Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary

Mid-Career Architects pull down an average of $56K per year. Overall cash earnings for Mid-Career Architects stretch from $44K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. The majority of Mid-Career Architects (65 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Mid-Career Architects enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,466 - $73,923
(Median)
$43K
$56K
$74K
MEDIAN: $56,457
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$19.85 - $38.83
(Median)
$20
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,466 - $73,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
Profit Sharing
$495.96 - $6,745  
Commission
$0.00  
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).
)
$43,862 - $78,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $38.83  
   
Overtime
$19.59 - $42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$495.96 - $6,745  
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).
)
$43,862 - $78,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,322

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mid-Career Architects will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 17 percent. Mid-Career Architects will also find cushy salaries in New York (+8 percent) and Los Angeles (+5 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Denver and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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

Design
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Green Building
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

3D Rendering
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$58,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 15%
ADVERTISEMENT