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

The average Mid-Career Architect earns approximately $56K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Architects can bottom out near $44K or peak near $78K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Mid-Career Architects are male. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two in five. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,466 - $73,923
(Median)
$43K
$56K
$74K
MEDIAN: $56,457
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$19.85 - $38.83
(Median)
$20
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,466 - $73,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
Profit Sharing
$495.96 - $6,745  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$43,862 - $78,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $38.83  
   
Overtime
$19.59 - $42.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$495.96 - $6,745  
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).
)
$43,862 - $78,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,322

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Architects in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Architects will also find cushy salaries in New York (+8 percent) and Los Angeles (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (8 percent less) and Dallas (7 percent less).

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

Design
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Green Building
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

3D Rendering
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$58,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 1%

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

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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