Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,230
25th Percentile Wage
$59,440
50th Percentile Wage
$78,230
75th Percentile Wage
$98,170
90th Percentile Wage
$124,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects (except landscape and 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 landscape and naval) is $124,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects (except landscape and naval) is $47,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,2305.24%12.85%
201574,1308.34%-
201467,9502.02%-
201366,580-2.40%-
201268,180--

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

The average salaries of architects (except landscape and naval) in seven 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 landscape and naval) occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $119,450. The lowest paying industry is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry (annual salary $74,330). For detailed architects (except landscape and naval) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$119,450
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$97,350
Specialty Trade Contractors
$90,890
Nonresidential Building Construction
$76,110
Construction of Buildings
$75,340
Residential Building Construction
$74,390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$74,330

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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