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Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare architects, surveyors, and cartographers salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,820
25th Percentile Wage
$54,790
50th Percentile Wage
$72,050
75th Percentile Wage
$95,520
90th Percentile Wage
$125,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $125,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $41,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,050
2.79% 7.99%
2016
$70,040
0.93% -
2015
$69,390
2.05% -
2014
$67,970
0.37% -
2013
$67,720
2.11% -
2012
$66,290
- -

Compare Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $77,400. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $41,110). For detailed architects, surveyors, and cartographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$77,400
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$75,850
Scientific Research and Development Services
$74,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$72,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,050
Engineering Services
$68,620
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$68,310
Specialized Design Services
$67,650
Testing Laboratories
$64,330
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$62,520
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$49,350
Legal Services
$41,110

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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