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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 $91,100, Alaska is the highest paying state for architects (except landscape and naval). It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $88,400). 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 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 Alaska
$91,100
$50,050 210
2 Rhode Island
$88,400
$57,340 280
3 Massachusetts
$86,940
$59,910 3,050
4 Delaware
$85,980
$56,520 170
5 Georgia
$85,800
$51,100 2,380
6 California
$85,500
$53,910 13,560
7 New Hampshire
$84,640
$48,140 180
8 Nevada
$84,090
$55,170 360
9 Arizona
$82,160
$26,600 1,510
10 Hawaii
$82,070
$50,480 620
11 New York
$81,170
$52,140 12,550
12 District of Columbia
$81,000
$53,500 1,930
13 New Jersey
$80,710
$52,240 1,790
14 Minnesota
$80,300
$53,810 1,830
15 Maryland
$79,450
$49,230 2,350
16 Alabama
$78,740
$51,950 1,110
17 North Carolina
$78,660
$54,840 2,010
18 Virginia
$78,160
$46,420 2,960
19 Connecticut
$77,670
$49,830 1,060
20 Texas
$77,030
$41,360 8,520
21 West Virginia
$76,900
$49,400 160
22 Oklahoma
$76,470
$47,430 700
23 Indiana
$76,210
$45,510 1,120
24 Illinois
$75,930
$48,470 4,790
25 South Dakota
$74,960
$54,950 100
26 Florida
$73,820
$44,330 4,800
27 Maine
$73,510
$51,340 200
28 Wyoming
$73,430
$52,290 120
29 Guam
$73,430
$50,720 40
30 Washington
$73,420
$46,810 3,520
31 Nebraska
$71,850
$44,560 660
32 Ohio
$70,810
$42,780 2,820
33 Missouri
$70,600
$39,470 1,960
34 Michigan
$70,130
$44,910 2,130
35 Wisconsin
$70,010
$44,970 1,220
36 South Carolina
$69,730
$39,820 1,050
37 Pennsylvania
$69,720
$42,860 3,780
38 Oregon
$68,830
$43,630 1,620
39 Iowa
$68,760
$40,930 480
40 North Dakota
$68,440
$38,070 260
41 Tennessee
$67,680
$41,200 990
42 Arkansas
$67,230
$39,660 560
43 Louisiana
$66,430
$41,020 1,090
44 Mississippi
$66,040
$43,040 270
45 Utah
$64,990
$33,230 760
46 Kansas
$64,280
$41,820 840
47 New Mexico
$63,660
$31,080 520
48 Kentucky
$63,030
$42,120 750
49 Montana
$62,280
$41,390 430
50 Vermont
$61,850
$47,010 250
51 Colorado
$61,520
$42,070 3,210
52 Idaho
$60,230
$37,480 280
53 Puerto Rico
$47,770
$31,670 170
See also: Highest paying industries for architects (except landscape and naval), Top Paying Jobs in America.