Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,780
25th Percentile Wage
$73,350
50th Percentile Wage
$87,790
75th Percentile Wage
$102,390
90th Percentile Wage
$119,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects (except landscape and naval) in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $119,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects (except landscape and naval) is $60,780.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,7901.38%4.65%
201586,5800.46%-
201486,1801.53%-
201384,8601.36%-
201283,710--

Compare Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of architects (except landscape and naval) in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $93,640. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $79,260). For detailed architects (except landscape and naval) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$93,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$93,620
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$87,790
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$87,190
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$84,580
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$84,090
State government, including schools and hospitals
$79,320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$79,260

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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