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Highest Paying States for Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $90,240, Arizona is the highest paying state for architects (except landscape and naval). It is followed by Georgia (average annual salary $89,200). 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 state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Arizona
$90,240
$64,720 1,290
2 Georgia
$89,200
$53,570 2,480
3 California
$88,780
$56,140 13,880
4 Massachusetts
$87,450
$61,590 3,050
5 Texas
$85,690
$43,770 8,730
6 Hawaii
$84,950
$41,920 690
7 Alaska
$84,480
$55,180 170
8 Maryland
$84,260
$52,820 2,440
9 Rhode Island
$83,940
$59,480 230
10 New York
$82,880
$55,020 12,740
11 Alabama
$82,360
$49,370 1,090
12 Connecticut
$82,310
$52,540 890
13 New Hampshire
$82,300
$57,260 230
14 Minnesota
$81,820
$54,250 1,750
15 District of Columbia
$81,360
$55,480 1,980
16 Virginia
$80,360
$47,610 2,910
17 Delaware
$79,850
$56,830 140
18 North Carolina
$79,660
$51,520 2,210
19 New Jersey
$79,540
$51,940 2,140
20 West Virginia
$79,170
$45,980 140
21 South Dakota
$78,650
$57,450 120
22 Maine
$78,090
$34,710 290
23 South Carolina
$76,300
$40,280 910
24 Nebraska
$74,810
$46,060 640
25 Oregon
$74,760
$47,950 1,570
26 Indiana
$74,750
$46,260 1,270
27 Wyoming
$74,320
$54,300 100
28 Guam
$74,040
$49,990 40
29 Oklahoma
$74,040
$49,930 750
30 Florida
$73,310
$35,770 4,490
31 Illinois
$72,840
$42,260 5,140
32 Wisconsin
$72,750
$46,600 1,310
33 Washington
$72,480
$48,600 3,930
34 Kentucky
$72,370
$45,040 820
35 Iowa
$72,280
$42,340 430
36 Ohio
$72,140
$42,390 3,020
37 Nevada
$72,020
$33,460 410
38 Missouri
$71,720
$40,120 2,080
39 Michigan
$70,450
$44,140 2,290
40 North Dakota
$69,830
$41,800 240
41 New Mexico
$69,740
$44,100 440
42 Tennessee
$69,650
$43,410 1,250
43 Pennsylvania
$69,240
$43,990 4,040
44 Arkansas
$67,510
$40,040 600
45 Mississippi
$66,960
$41,850 290
46 Louisiana
$66,480
$41,310 1,100
47 Vermont
$65,940
$49,750 240
48 Kansas
$64,870
$39,040 950
49 Idaho
$64,520
$41,320 280
50 Utah
$63,780
$32,200 900
51 Colorado
$63,570
$41,880 3,490
52 Montana
$61,300
$41,450 550
53 Puerto Rico
$48,020
$31,630 260
See also: Highest paying industries for architects (except landscape and naval), Top Paying Jobs in America.