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
$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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,750
1.80% 12.84%
2016
$77,330
4.56% -
2015
$73,800
6.90% -
2014
$68,710
1.85% -
2013
$67,440
-1.78% -
2012
$68,640
- -

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

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
$95,500
Land Subdivision
$95,200
Specialty Trade Contractors
$90,900
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$90,580
Building Finishing Contractors
$84,800
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$82,900
Nonresidential Building Construction
$78,860
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$76,190
Construction of Buildings
$76,130
Residential Building Construction
$72,200
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$70,130
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$67,390

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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Highest paying industries for architects (except naval).