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

The average Architect earns approximately $54K annually. In the world of Mid-Career Architects, total cash compensation can vary between $43K and $75K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $6K, respectively. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Mid-Career Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary (?
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$42,346 - $72,212
(Median)
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54K
63K
72K
MEDIAN: $54,471
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Mid-Career Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salary (?
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$19.78 - $34.24
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$42,346 - $72,212  
   
Bonus
$3.00 - $5,156  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,104  
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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$43,281 - $74,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.78 - $34.24  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $42.21  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$3.00 - $5,156  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,104  
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).
)
$43,281 - $74,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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$56,000
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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Architects that is 21 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Architects will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%
Design
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Green Building
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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National Average
$56,000
AutoCAD
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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3D Rendering
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Adobe Illustrator
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AutoCAD Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 475 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 14%