The average Mid-Career Architect earns approximately $62K annually. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Architects — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $85K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Architects. Male Mid-Career Architects are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,407 - $82,929
(Median)
$48K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,509
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$18.70 - $39.95
(Median)
$19
$30
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,407 - $82,929  
   
Bonus
$505 - $8,909  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $15,659  
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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$47,804 - $85,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.70 - $39.95  
   
Overtime
$23.70 - $43.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$505 - $8,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $15,659  
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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$47,804 - $85,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,812

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For Mid-Career Architects, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Architects will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+8 percent) and New York (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (7 percent lower) and Seattle (5 percent lower).

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

Design
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Project Coordinating
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
0%

autodesk autocad
0%

Project Management
0%

3D Rendering
0%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
0%

National Average
$64,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

up arrow 9%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 9%

AutoCAD Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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