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Highest Paying Industries for Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)

The top 67 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $138,410, testing laboratories is the highest paying industry for architects (except landscape and naval). It is followed by information industry (average annual salary $130,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of architects (except landscape and naval) in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 67 Highest Paying Industries for Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Testing Laboratories
$138,410
100
2 Information
$130,590
60
3 Scientific Research and Development Services
$118,780
90
4 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$116,960
90
5 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$112,750
110
6 Finance and Insurance
$102,080
40
7 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$95,620
30
8 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$92,920
1,470
9 Federal government, including USPS
$92,890
1,540
10 Postal Service (federal government)
$89,920
80
11 Transportation and Warehousing
$89,920
100
12 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$89,260
500
13 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$88,280
80
14 Hospitals - Privately owned
$88,280
80
15 Health Care and Social Assistance
$87,480
200
16 Hospitals - State government owned
$87,470
70
17 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$87,460
160
18 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$87,240
710
19 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$86,880
40
20 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$86,560
100
21 Specialized Design Services
$86,560
840
22 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$86,180
3,510
23 Federal, State, and Local Government
$86,180
3,510
24 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$85,680
4,510
25 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$85,140
150
26 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$85,100
970
27 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$85,030
1,150
28 Educational Services - Local government owned
$84,920
170
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$84,750
160
30 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$84,410
n/a
31 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$84,400
160
32 Educational Services - Privately owned
$83,460
160
33 Lessors of Real Estate
$82,870
90
34 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$82,560
50
35 Employment Services
$82,290
690
36 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$81,390
780
37 Administrative and Support Services
$81,320
770
38 Engineering Services
$81,220
7,240
39 Educational Services
$80,420
1,000
40 Temporary Help Services
$80,410
480
41 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$79,230
800
42 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$78,850
260
43 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$78,090
640
44 Educational Services - State government owned
$77,840
660
45 Real Estate
$77,760
240
46 State government, including schools and hospitals
$77,510
1,810
47 Specialty Trade Contractors
$77,340
130
48 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$76,950
1,080
49 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,720
79,070
50 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$73,450
77,500
51 Building Equipment Contractors
$72,580
60
52 Wholesale Trade
$71,650
n/a
53 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$71,350
50
54 Activities Related to Real Estate
$71,340
150
55 Nonresidential Building Construction
$68,990
1,050
56 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$68,770
n/a
57 Construction
$67,950
2,500
58 Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$67,380
50
59 Construction of Buildings
$67,220
2,300
60 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$67,070
70
61 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$67,070
70
62 Residential Building Construction
$65,680
1,250
63 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$63,100
60
64 Manufacturing
$60,890
260
65 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$59,930
100
66 Wood Product Manufacturing
$52,620
100
67 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$50,190
60
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