Average Salary for Southern California Institute of Architecture Alumni

The Southern California Institute of Architecture is a university based in Los Angeles, Calif. that is home to around zero undergraduates. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Southern California Institute of Architecture Alumni

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Design Architect
10 salaries
$58,578  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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About This School

960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1822

www.sciarc.edu

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Private School

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Industry

The majority of Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni wind up in the architectural services industry. Southern California Institute of Architecture graduates see an average starting salary of around $56K.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni (the greater part of) end up finding permanent jobs in Los Angeles.

Degree Major

Southern California Institute of Architecture grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $76K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $60K per year.

Skills

Project Management commands a pay premium of 33 percent for Southern California Institute of Architecture grads. Proficiency in AutoCAD is common among Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, a majority of former students report doing so. Also considered top-notch skills are 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just two-fifths of alumni get sick time. The larger part of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that the larger part of alumni are given health coverage, and just over half of the alumni accept dental insurance. Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

San Francisco Art Institute grads report the most similar salaries to Southern California Institute of Architecture alums, earning approximately $56K on average. The American Film Institute Conservatory, Otis College of Art and Design, and Art Center College of Design are also similar to Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1453 1871
ACT Scores 19 23

Key Stats for Southern California Institute of Architecture

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Salary
$53,383
Salary
$42,000 - $82,407
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$47,600 - $114,000
$51,200 - $72,000
$44,000 - $69,000

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