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

Mid-Career Architects pull down an average of $56K annually. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Architects runs from $44K to $78K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. Male Mid-Career Architects are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Architects. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,007 - $73,396

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$19.91 - $38.18

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$43,007 - $73,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
Profit Sharing
$897 - $6,904  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$43,892 - $77,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.91 - $38.18  
   
Overtime
$20.17 - $42.00  
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 - $5,148  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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).
)
$43,892 - $77,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Pay Difference by Location


Mid-Career Architects will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Mid-Career Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 8 percent below the national average. 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

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 5%

Green Building
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

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

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
0%

National Average
$57,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

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 209 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 15%
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