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

Pay for Mid-Career Architects sits in the ballpark of $55K annually. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Architects runs from $44K to $77K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. More than half of Mid-Career Architects (68 percent) survey respondents are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$42,903 - $73,271
(Median)
$43K
$55K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,409
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$19.87 - $37.55
(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
$42,903 - $73,271  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,140  
Profit Sharing
$903 - $6,878  
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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$43,696 - $77,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728
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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $37.55  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $42.31  
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 - $5,140  
   
Profit Sharing
$903 - $6,878  
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).
)
$43,696 - $77,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Architects, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Dallas (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, 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%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
0%

National Average
$57,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 223 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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