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

Mid-Career Architects take home approximately $55K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Mid-Career Architects varies from around $44K to approximately $77K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $7K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Architects, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. Male Mid-Career Architects are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,936 - $73,412
(Median)
$43K
$55K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,401
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$19.85 - $37.86
(Median)
$20
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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
$42,936 - $73,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
Profit Sharing
$897 - $6,904  
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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$43,755 - $77,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 722
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $37.86  
   
Overtime
$20.22 - $41.96  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
   
Profit Sharing
$897 - $6,904  
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).
)
$43,755 - $77,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Architects, 19 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Architects will also find cushy salaries in New York (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Workers in Denver and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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

Design
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Green Building
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

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

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
0%

National Average
$57,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 15%
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