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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 $121,150, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida 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 2017 [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 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$121,150
300
2 Salinas, California
$115,580
50
3 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$108,370
30
4 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$102,660
70
5 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$97,570
50
6 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$97,380
40
7 Anchorage, Alaska
$96,980
140
8 Manchester, New Hampshire
$95,250
80
9 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$94,440
320
10 Springfield, Illinois
$93,610
60
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$93,580
970
12 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$93,020
40
13 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$92,400
340
14 Gainesville, Florida
$91,600
40
15 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$91,240
70
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$91,180
3,970
17 Savannah, Georgia
$90,570
70
18 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$90,130
2,490
19 Winchester, West Virginia
$89,920
30
20 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$89,630
40
21 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$89,560
110
22 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$89,160
2,970
23 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$89,020
800
24 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$88,330
970
25 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$88,330
2,770
26 Wilmington, North Carolina
$88,250
40
27 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$88,030
280
28 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$87,840
370
29 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$87,800
30
30 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$87,610
60
31 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$87,520
290
32 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$87,230
130
33 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$86,630
2,020
34 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$86,190
1,190
35 Syracuse, New York
$85,960
180
36 Fresno, California
$85,940
70
37 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$85,880
100
38 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$85,850
50
39 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$85,780
520
40 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$85,270
60
41 Richmond, Virginia
$85,110
440
42 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$84,880
310
43 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$84,800
2,710
44 Huntsville, Alabama
$84,690
170
45 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$84,590
60
46 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$84,040
120
47 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$83,730
3,090
48 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$83,530
110
49 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$83,400
1,320
50 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$83,280
530
51 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$83,020
270
52 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$83,010
4,250
53 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$82,750
180
54 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$82,620
1,070
55 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$82,590
1,630
56 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$82,270
50
57 Wilmington, New Jersey
$82,110
120
58 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$82,100
1,620
59 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$82,020
180
60 Tacoma, Washington
$81,990
280
61 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$81,670
3,900
62 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$81,600
510
63 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$81,570
12,290
64 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$81,320
4,340
65 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$81,130
470
66 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$80,950
3,630
67 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$80,650
60
68 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$80,620
110
69 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$80,590
610
70 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$80,370
40
71 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$80,200
30
72 Reading, Pennsylvania
$80,010
60
73 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$79,820
1,180
74 Framingham, Massachusetts
$79,570
70
75 Provo-Orem, Utah
$79,330
n/a
76 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$79,300
480
77 Mobile, Alabama
$78,720
70
78 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$77,900
120
79 Olympia, Washington
$77,660
70
80 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$77,530
50
81 Peoria, Illinois
$77,370
90
82 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$77,280
9,650
83 Tucson, Arizona
$77,150
150
84 St Louis, Missouri
$77,100
910
85 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$77,070
1,390
86 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$76,850
90
87 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$76,830
520
88 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$76,770
2,570
89 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$76,560
120
90 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$76,440
50
91 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$76,380
170
92 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$76,200
3,920
93 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$76,170
4,140
94 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$76,170
60
95 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$76,050
470
96 Worcester, Massachusetts
$76,040
40
97 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$75,800
380
98 Montgomery, Alabama
$75,530
140
99 Rapid City, South Dakota
$75,470
30
100 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$75,400
380
See also: Highest paying industries for architects (except landscape and naval).