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Architects (Except Naval) Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Architects (Except Naval)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,900
25th Percentile Wage
$57,110
50th Percentile Wage
$74,450
75th Percentile Wage
$97,780
90th Percentile Wage
$127,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects (except naval) 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 (except naval) is $127,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects (except naval) is $44,900.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,4500.73%4.30%
201573,9101.58%-
201472,7400.33%-
201372,5001.72%-
201271,250--

Compare Architects (Except Naval) Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of architects (except naval) in ten 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 (except naval) occupations is the testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $138,410. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $71,690). For detailed architects (except naval) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Testing Laboratories
$138,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$97,080
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$93,170
Scientific Research and Development Services
$92,310
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$91,860
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$81,800
Engineering Services
$77,420
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,450
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$74,400
Specialized Design Services
$71,690

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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