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Average Salary for Southern California Institute of Architecture Alumni

Southern California Institute of Architecture is based in Los Angeles. With a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by Southern California Institute of Architecture graduates who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Southern California Institute of Architecture Alumni

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Design Architect
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$58,737  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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. Graduates of Southern California Institute of Architecture typically earn approximately $58K.

Gender

Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $63K per year, but the second group takes home only about $51K. Proportionally speaking, (the school has a 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio), the school lends itself to more male graduates.

Jobs

Among Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni, those working as Senior Project Architects report the highest median pay of $86K, followed by Project Architects (around $83K), and Design Architects ($60K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Architectural Designers — they bring in $47K.

Locations

More often than not, Southern California Institute of Architecture grads continue living in Los Angeles (a majority of former students to be exact) even though average salaries here take last place on the pay scale ($55K). Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in San Francisco where $67K is the average pay.

Degree Major

Southern California Institute of Architecture grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree and earn $76K per year. A Master of Architecture (MArch) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of around $62K.

Skills

More than half of Southern California Institute of Architecture grads wind up using AutoCAD at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Southern California Institute of Architecture grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 30 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $75K). Proficiency in 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop, and Project Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while nearly half of the alums receive dental plans, too. Graduates of Southern California Institute of Architecture are also recipients of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Southern California Institute of Architecture include American Film Institute Conservatory, Otis College of Art and Design, and Art Center College of Design.

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
18 %
Male
82 %
Salary
$36,000 - $69,000
Salary
$43,359 - $82,952
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
$30,913 - $86,474
$35,235 - $82,407

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