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

Mid-Career Architects pull down an average of $55K annually. In the world of Mid-Career Architects, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $43K and $77K. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. There are more male Mid-Career Architects than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,439 - $73,345
(Median)
$42K
$55K
$73K
MEDIAN: $54,823
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50%
90%

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$19.89 - $36.48
(Median)
$20
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$42,439 - $73,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $6,040  
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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$43,360 - $76,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.89 - $36.48  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $42.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $6,040  
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).
)
$43,360 - $76,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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Pay Difference by Location


Mid-Career Architects will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Mid-Career Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Dallas (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Design
up arrow 7%

Green Building
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
0%

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 288 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 15%