Architects (Except Naval) Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of architects (except naval) in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare architects (except naval) salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Architects (Except Naval)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,710
25th Percentile Wage
$58,280
50th Percentile Wage
$77,330
75th Percentile Wage
$97,990
90th Percentile Wage
$123,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects (except naval) 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 (except naval) is $123,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects (except naval) is $45,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architects (except naval) in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,3304.56%11.24%
201573,8006.90%-
201468,7101.85%-
201367,440-1.78%-
201268,640--

Compare Architects (Except Naval) Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of architects (except naval) in nine 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 (except naval) occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $100,810. The lowest paying industry is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $56,550). For detailed architects (except naval) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$100,810
Specialty Trade Contractors
$88,060
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$79,690
Nonresidential Building Construction
$75,980
Construction of Buildings
$75,450
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$74,850
Residential Building Construction
$74,800
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$59,680
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$56,550

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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Highest paying industries for architects (except naval).