The salary statistics of architects (except landscape and naval) are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of architects (except landscape and naval) within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The architects (except landscape and naval) annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects (except landscape and naval). The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) architects (except landscape and naval) is $129,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,600. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 178% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architects (except landscape and naval) from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of architects (except landscape and naval) in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for architects (except landscape and naval) occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $139,190. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $62,100).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only architects (except landscape and naval) salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of architects (except landscape and naval) in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $47,770 to $91,100. The highest paying state for architects (except landscape and naval) is Alaska with a median annual salary of $91,100. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $47,770. For more salary information of architects (except landscape and naval) profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |