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
$38,510
25th Percentile Wage
$51,050
50th Percentile Wage
$69,040
75th Percentile Wage
$89,560
90th Percentile Wage
$107,430

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,0403.04%10.39%
201566,9405.33%-
201463,3702.49%-
201361,790-0.13%-
201261,870--

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

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
$85,650
Land Subdivision
$80,260
Residential Building Construction
$74,870
Construction of Buildings
$73,370
Nonresidential Building Construction
$72,430
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$70,840
Specialty Trade Contractors
$67,410
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$63,380
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$62,730
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$62,190
Roofing Contractors
$60,490
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$60,350
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$58,970
Utility System Construction
$58,770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,900
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$44,140

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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