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Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,600
25th Percentile Wage
$59,000
50th Percentile Wage
$76,930
75th Percentile Wage
$99,790
90th Percentile Wage
$129,810

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architects (except landscape and naval) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,9301.08%4.99%
201576,1002.08%-
201474,5200.55%-
201374,1101.38%-
201273,090--

Table 2. Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) Salary by Industry Sector

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
Information
$139,190
Finance and Insurance
$121,870
Transportation and Warehousing
$93,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$91,770
Health Care and Social Assistance
$88,420
Federal, State, and Local Government
$87,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$82,530
Wholesale Trade
$82,400
Educational Services
$80,870
Construction
$78,230
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$77,650
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$76,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,960
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$71,620
Retail Trade
$67,990
Manufacturing
$62,100

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Architects (Except Landscape and Naval) by States

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
Alaska
$91,100
Rhode Island
$88,400
Massachusetts
$86,940
Delaware
$85,980
Georgia
$85,800
California
$85,500
New Hampshire
$84,640
Nevada
$84,090
Arizona
$82,160
Hawaii
$82,070
New York
$81,170
District of Columbia
$81,000
New Jersey
$80,710
Minnesota
$80,300
Maryland
$79,450
Alabama
$78,740
North Carolina
$78,660
Virginia
$78,160
Connecticut
$77,670
Texas
$77,030
West Virginia
$76,900
Oklahoma
$76,470
Indiana
$76,210
Illinois
$75,930
South Dakota
$74,960
Florida
$73,820
Maine
$73,510
Wyoming
$73,430
Guam
$73,430
Washington
$73,420
Nebraska
$71,850
Ohio
$70,810
Missouri
$70,600
Michigan
$70,130
Wisconsin
$70,010
South Carolina
$69,730
Pennsylvania
$69,720
Oregon
$68,830
Iowa
$68,760
North Dakota
$68,440
Tennessee
$67,680
Arkansas
$67,230
Louisiana
$66,430
Mississippi
$66,040
Utah
$64,990
Kansas
$64,280
New Mexico
$63,660
Kentucky
$63,030
Montana
$62,280
Vermont
$61,850
Colorado
$61,520
Idaho
$60,230
Puerto Rico
$47,770


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