Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for architects (except landscape and naval) in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architects (except landscape and naval) among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,140
25th Percentile Wage
$69,890
50th Percentile Wage
$88,780
75th Percentile Wage
$115,530
90th Percentile Wage
$149,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects (except landscape and naval) in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architects (except landscape and naval) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,780
3.69% 4.05%
2016
$85,500
-2.96% -
2015
$88,030
3.41% -
2014
$85,030
-1.07% -
2013
$85,940
0.88% -
2012
$85,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architects (except landscape and naval) in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architects (except landscape and naval) in state of California ranges from $62,070 to $115,580. The highest paying area for architects (except landscape and naval) in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $115,580. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Stockton (mean annual salary $107,490). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $62,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$115,580
Stockton
$107,490
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$100,620
Vallejo-Fairfield
$99,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$97,540
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$97,280
Napa
$94,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$94,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$93,660
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$92,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$92,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$89,440
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$88,330
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$87,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$86,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$83,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$78,430
Bakersfield-Delano
$73,980
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$73,620
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$72,610
Fresno
$72,350
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$71,020
Modesto
$67,640
Visalia-Porterville
$62,070




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