Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare architects, surveyors, and cartographers salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,460
25th Percentile Wage
$53,420
50th Percentile Wage
$70,360
75th Percentile Wage
$91,400
90th Percentile Wage
$113,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $113,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $40,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,360
1.88% 12.07%
2016
$69,040
3.04% -
2015
$66,940
5.33% -
2014
$63,370
2.49% -
2013
$61,790
-0.13% -
2012
$61,870
- -

Compare Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in 18 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for architects, surveyors, and cartographers occupations is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $91,040. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $50,350). For detailed architects, surveyors, and cartographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$91,040
Building Equipment Contractors
$87,870
Building Finishing Contractors
$76,230
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$75,110
Nonresidential Building Construction
$74,780
Specialty Trade Contractors
$74,480
Land Subdivision
$73,920
Construction of Buildings
$73,710
Residential Building Construction
$71,730
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$63,460
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$63,440
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$63,020
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$62,340
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$62,050
Roofing Contractors
$60,490
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$59,060
Utility System Construction
$58,000
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$50,350

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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