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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,480
25th Percentile Wage
$60,550
50th Percentile Wage
$78,470
75th Percentile Wage
$102,680
90th Percentile Wage
$134,610

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 $134,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,480. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 183% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architects (except landscape and naval) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,470
1.96% 6.86%
2016
$76,930
1.08% -
2015
$76,100
2.08% -
2014
$74,520
0.55% -
2013
$74,110
1.38% -
2012
$73,090
- -

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

The average salaries of architects (except landscape and naval) in 18 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 retail trade sector (annual salary $66,700).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$139,190
Utilities
$104,180
Finance and Insurance
$99,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$95,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$93,680
Health Care and Social Assistance
$90,520
Wholesale Trade
$89,840
Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,450
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$86,880
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$84,000
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$83,250
Educational Services
$82,740
Construction
$79,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$77,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$71,620
Accommodation and Food Services
$69,580
Manufacturing
$69,000
Retail Trade
$66,700

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 $48,020 to $90,240. The highest paying state for architects (except landscape and naval) is Arizona with a median annual salary of $90,240. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $48,020. 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
Arizona
$90,240
Georgia
$89,200
California
$88,780
Massachusetts
$87,450
Texas
$85,690
Hawaii
$84,950
Alaska
$84,480
Maryland
$84,260
Rhode Island
$83,940
New York
$82,880
Alabama
$82,360
Connecticut
$82,310
New Hampshire
$82,300
Minnesota
$81,820
District of Columbia
$81,360
Virginia
$80,360
Delaware
$79,850
North Carolina
$79,660
New Jersey
$79,540
West Virginia
$79,170
South Dakota
$78,650
Maine
$78,090
South Carolina
$76,300
Nebraska
$74,810
Oregon
$74,760
Indiana
$74,750
Wyoming
$74,320
Guam
$74,040
Oklahoma
$74,040
Florida
$73,310
Illinois
$72,840
Wisconsin
$72,750
Washington
$72,480
Kentucky
$72,370
Iowa
$72,280
Ohio
$72,140
Nevada
$72,020
Missouri
$71,720
Michigan
$70,450
North Dakota
$69,830
New Mexico
$69,740
Tennessee
$69,650
Pennsylvania
$69,240
Arkansas
$67,510
Mississippi
$66,960
Louisiana
$66,480
Vermont
$65,940
Kansas
$64,870
Idaho
$64,520
Utah
$63,780
Colorado
$63,570
Montana
$61,300
Puerto Rico
$48,020



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