The average salary for an Entry-Level Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) is $50,497 per year.

$39,319 - $70,838
(Median)
$39K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,497
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$14.63 - $27.19
(Median)
$15
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,319 - $70,838  
   
Bonus
$488.53 - $4,985  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,732  
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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$38,604 - $71,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $27.19  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $40.22  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$488.53 - $4,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,732  
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).
)
$38,604 - $71,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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National Average: $50,926

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Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Aspen:
"Adequate Salary Compensation."
Always know your worth and ask to be adequately compensated. What you know as far as skills doesn't necessarily mean everyone knows or has those skills. Go after living a balanced life between work, love, friends, hobbies and always give time to dream and re-evaluate where you want to go. There is always a future, plan for it. And above all, do what makes you happy and jazzed to be alive!

Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Knoxville:
"Long Road Ahead."
This career requires you to start out doing things that school didn't prepare you for, namely drafting at a computer most every day for years. This is likely not why you chose architecture. Understand that this is a price you must pay to advance in the industry. Find good mentors, people that are 10 or more years ahead of you that can help you navigate your career.

Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in Boston:
"Work life balance does not exist."
If you can do something other than architecture, do it. The profession is not very accommodating to having a family. Finding a firm that will support that goal is challenging.

Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) in New Haven:
"For love not money."
Architecture is a good profession if you want to make some kind of difference in the built environment, but don't expect to get rich (or even moderately wealthy) doing it. Also don't expect a ton of job security. It is the kind of profession you stay in because you love the work, not the money. That said, some firms are a lot better than others, so research potential employers carefully in advance.

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

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 10%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

3D Rendering
0%

National Average
$51,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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