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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$47,730|
|25th Percentile Wage||$60,510|
|50th Percentile Wage||$78,750|
|75th Percentile Wage||$100,490|
|90th Percentile Wage||$128,620|
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 $128,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects (except naval) is $47,730.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architects (except naval) in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of architects (except naval) in twelve 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 building equipment contractors industry with an annual salary $95,500. The lowest paying industry is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $67,390). For detailed architects (except naval) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .