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Highest Paying Cities for Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)

The top 100 highest paying cities for architects (except landscape and naval) (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of architects (except landscape and naval) in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $119,790, Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for architects (except landscape and naval). It is followed by Salinas, California (average annual salary $115,580). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of architects (except landscape and naval) in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$119,790
30
2 Salinas, California
$115,580
40
3 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$108,670
50
4 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$108,130
440
5 Stockton, California
$107,490
90
6 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$100,620
40
7 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$99,750
90
8 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$97,540
880
9 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$97,280
70
10 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$96,520
300
11 Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan
$96,420
30
12 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$96,180
3,490
13 San Rafael, USA
$95,940
n/a
14 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$95,940
2,980
15 Napa, California
$94,380
60
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$94,330
4,050
17 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$93,660
450
18 Savannah, Georgia
$93,240
70
19 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$93,130
30
20 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$92,990
190
21 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$92,990
790
22 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$92,810
3,110
23 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$92,290
1,120
24 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$92,240
50
25 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$91,750
30
26 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$91,710
50
27 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$90,610
2,120
28 Elgin, USA
$90,290
60
29 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$90,110
80
30 Springfield, Illinois
$89,990
50
31 Winchester, West Virginia
$89,920
30
32 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$89,630
40
33 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$89,440
1,040
34 State College, Pennsylvania
$88,990
30
35 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$88,840
100
36 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, USA
$88,500
30
37 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$88,480
2,520
38 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$88,330
970
39 Wilmington, North Carolina
$88,250
30
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$88,110
2,790
41 Urban Honolulu, USA
$87,870
570
42 Brunswick, Georgia
$87,260
30
43 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$87,230
130
44 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$87,100
1,010
45 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$86,390
4,290
46 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$86,020
30
47 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$85,880
350
48 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$85,680
90
49 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$85,640
2,400
50 Wilmington, New Jersey
$85,630
110
51 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$85,190
5,890
52 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$84,610
320
53 Gainesville, Florida
$84,270
50
54 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$84,180
1,550
55 Richmond, Virginia
$84,040
420
56 Gary, Indiana
$84,020
30
57 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$83,880
250
58 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$83,880
300
59 Huntsville, Alabama
$83,740
210
60 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$83,690
100
61 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$83,610
680
62 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$83,380
450
63 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$83,360
1,520
64 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$83,330
60
65 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$83,290
60
66 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$83,280
530
67 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$83,140
4,100
68 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$83,050
12,630
69 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$83,020
3,420
70 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$83,010
4,250
71 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$82,600
1,600
72 Anchorage, Alaska
$82,550
140
73 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$82,470
1,190
74 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$82,320
70
75 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$82,270
50
76 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$82,180
780
77 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$82,040
11,140
78 Syracuse, New York
$81,910
220
79 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$81,910
740
80 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$81,270
330
81 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$81,130
470
82 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$80,960
70
83 Manchester, New Hampshire
$80,870
80
84 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$80,790
30
85 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$80,370
40
86 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$80,340
30
87 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$80,280
90
88 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$80,200
30
89 Worcester, Massachusetts
$80,170
50
90 Montgomery, Alabama
$80,100
110
91 Spokane, Washington
$79,980
160
92 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$79,790
40
93 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$79,770
40
94 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$79,690
220
95 Appleton, Wisconsin
$79,590
30
96 Framingham, Massachusetts
$79,570
50
97 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$79,560
1,640
98 Provo-Orem, Utah
$79,330
n/a
99 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$79,300
280
100 Springfield, Massachusetts
$79,240
60
See also: 💰 Highest paying industries for architects (except landscape and naval).