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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $107,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $38,510.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in 16 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 building equipment contractors industry with an annual salary $85,650. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $44,140). For detailed architects, surveyors, and cartographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .