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
$61,810
25th Percentile Wage
$74,560
50th Percentile Wage
$89,450
75th Percentile Wage
$104,460
90th Percentile Wage
$122,580

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 $122,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects (except landscape and naval) is $61,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,450
1.86% 6.42%
2016
$87,790
1.38% -
2015
$86,580
0.46% -
2014
$86,180
1.53% -
2013
$84,860
1.36% -
2012
$83,710
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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 $95,490. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $79,740). 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
$95,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$95,380
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$89,450
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$88,750
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$86,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$86,360
State government, including schools and hospitals
$80,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$79,740

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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