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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
$45,850
25th Percentile Wage
$58,640
50th Percentile Wage
$76,200
75th Percentile Wage
$100,480
90th Percentile Wage
$131,700

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 $131,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects (except naval) is $45,850.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,200
2.30% 6.50%
2016
$74,450
0.73% -
2015
$73,910
1.58% -
2014
$72,740
0.33% -
2013
$72,500
1.72% -
2012
$71,250
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Compare Architects (Except Naval) Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of architects (except naval) in eleven 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 advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $66,090). 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
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$129,140
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$93,660
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$93,230
Scientific Research and Development Services
$92,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$82,510
Engineering Services
$79,310
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$76,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,200
Specialized Design Services
$67,690
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$66,090

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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