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Average Salary for Southern California Institute of Architecture Alumni

Los Angeles is home to Southern California Institute of Architecture. With a male-to-female ratio of 4-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. This report is based on the answers of Southern California Institute of Architecture graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Southern California Institute of Architecture Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Design Architect
13 salaries
$60,496  
   
Architectural Designer
4 salaries
$46,500  
Project Architect
2 salaries
$82,500  
Senior Project Architect
2 salaries
$86,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Southern California Institute of Architecture Details

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

www.sciarc.edu

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Industry

The architectural services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $58K are common among Southern California Institute of Architecture grads.

Gender

Men are more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni are Senior Project Architects; they earn a median annual salary of about $86K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $85K and around $60K are Project Architects and Design Architects. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Architectural Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $47K.

Locations

Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $56K), a majority of Southern California Institute of Architecture students still call Los Angeles their home after graduation. On the flipside, Southern California Institute of Architecture grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in San Francisco where median pay is $67K.

Degree Major

Southern California Institute of Architecture students with a Bachelor's Degree can expect to make the most money ($76K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Master of Architecture (MArch) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of around $63K.

Skills

Southern California Institute of Architecture grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 33 percent more than their former classmates ($76K). Many former Southern California Institute of Architecture students are familiar with AutoCAD, and more than half of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop, and Project Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). A fair portion of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that a fair portion of alums are given health coverage, and approximately half of the graduates accept dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Southern California Institute of Architecture alumni include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

California College of the Arts grads report the most similar salaries to Southern California Institute of Architecture alums, earning $61K on average. Other 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 1360 1720
ACT Scores

Key Stats

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
Salary
$41,271 - $82,665
Salary
$43,359 - $82,952
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
$30,913 - $86,474
$35,479 - $85,001

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