Average Architects in Boston, Mass. make around $66K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Male Boston Architects are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,183
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Salary
$46,797 - $101,723  
   
Bonus
$1,462 - $7,603  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,091 - $100,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Hourly Rate
$24.00  
   
Overtime
$39.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,462 - $7,603  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,091 - $100,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Architects in Boston, Mass., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. Architects in Boston claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $99K on average.

Key Stats for Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 7%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%

Design
up arrow 5%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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